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immunoglobulins again (Please help)
Jun 14, 2010

Dear Dr. Excuse me I repeat the question I made some days ago.I am very scared and worried. My level of immunoglobulins were in 2006 Igg 775 (ref value 700-1600); Iga 170 (70-400) and Igm 42 (40-230) My Dr said they were ok but i see them, mainly Igm, very close to the low level of normality. Yesterday I retested that levels and the results are: Igg 834 (ref 680-1530); Iga 185 (70-400) AND Igm 55 (40-240). I am scared thinking if that level can impaire antibodies productionor if its a good level. My risk was low and was in 2007.Since then, I have multiple NEGATIVE Elisas.Dr told me again my immunoglobulins are ok, but i wanna have your opinion. Thank you again and I promise a donation.Hugs and thank you again

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Your two quantitative immunoglobulin determinations are both completely normal, including your low-normal IgM! Normal is normal, even if it's low normal, OK? Your values would not indicate any problem with antibody production. Your multiple negative ELISA tests over the past three years are definitive, conclusive, WOO-HOO-able, move-on-able and excessive! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV-antibody testing or immunoglobulin testing is warranted. In fact the only thing that is warranted is a full-throated, ferociously committed WOO-HOO!

Thanks for the hugs and the donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Both are warmly appreciated.

Be well. Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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