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MASS Confusion
Sep 13, 2009

Dr Bob

I live in Massachusetts and as you know, the MA Dept of Health says a 6 week negative anti body test is conclusive. I would like to believe that since I tested negative at 6 weeks but I am following your advice on testing again at 3 months. I had a high risk possible exposure and 2 weeks later developed swollen nodes and a white coating of the tounge (which I pray is from allergies). My questions are:

1) can allergies slow down the production of anti bodies?

2) can stress and anxiety (which I have experienced big time) slow down anti body production?

3) can anti anxiety medication like Lexapro or Paxil slow down anti body production?

Thanks...I look forward to your response.

Thanks for all you do!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

1. Nope.

2. Nope (if they did, no one would ever test HIV positive!)

3. Nope.

You're welcome! Be well. Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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