|Will you answer this question,PLEASE? I ll donate. Thank you.
Apr 22, 2010
Hallo Dr. Bob.Thanks for your great work here.I have red many answers of you and all what i can say is that you know a lot about hiv. Im male from Belgium.This is my story.My english is not perfect but I ll do my best. -I had sex with a prostitute and condom broke.So it was an unprotected sex about 8 minutes. After 10 days simptoms started: burning sensation in my throat.After 20 days-stuffy and runny nose,after 35 days-burning sensation in my esophagus,night sweats,fatigue,strange taste in my mouth,white tongue. I also had ezophagus candidias diagnosed with endoscopy. Simptoms now(permanent),9 months after: stuffy and runny nose,burning sensation in my throat. I did only elisa test(lab and rapid):4,6,8,12,16,19,26(six months) weeks,all negative. My specific questions are: 1.should i do any other test,like pcr ?here they do elisa test for free but not pcr? 2.can i be 100% sure that im negative 3.from your experience,is ezophagus candidias possible in acute fase of hiv ? I tested also for sifilis and hep. b-all negative. my blood work=ok. my cd4=680,cd8=240,4 months after incident. Thanks.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi Belgium Guy,
Your seven repeatedly negative HIV ELISA tests out to 26 weeks are definitive, conclusive, WOO-HOO-able and excessive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No further HIV tests are warranted, including PCR.
Whatever is causing your esophageal problems, one thing is certain: It's not HIV. I would suggest you follow up with an ENT (ear, nose, throat) doctor. Candida does not cause false-negative HIV tests.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.