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Meningitis but not HIV?

Mar 23, 2010

So I had unprotected oral sex with a man (receiving). Then, I start having panic attacks. Get a white hairy tongue. Get viral meningitis. All my antibody and viral load and HIV culture tests are negative. I'm still lightheaded and fatigued 8 years later. They found brain lesions on my frontal lobe. I'm tired all the time. If I don't have HIV, what the hell do I have? As of 5 years ago, my T-cell counts have been above 1000. My CBC as of 8 months ago come back normal. I've had 2 highly specialized HIV tests, which come back negative. I've asked about other viruses, but nobody knows what's going on. I've seen quite a number of infectious disease specialists, but I have no answers.

I wish I could get some answers, but so far I have none.

Response from Dr. Frascino


Unfortunately I cannot diagnose your condition over the Internet. However, what I can do with great confidence is advise you what's not causing it: It's not HIV! No way. No how. No further HIV testing is warranted.

If you have "brain lesions," you need to be evaluated by a neurologist. You may need to be seen at a tertiary care referral center that evaluates complex and unusual cases. These referral centers are usually large medical centers associated with a medical school.

Remember, not every unexplained or difficult-to-diagnose condition is related to HIV! In fact HIV diagnosis is fairly straightforward and there is overwhelming evidence you don't have it.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

Dentist Glove had hole
Very scared and married also.

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