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Loosing everything
Jun 30, 2010

hi, Dr. bob

Have u ever seen someone tested positive for ICMA HIV test and negative on western blot test and actually turned out to be HIV infected. my viral lead was undetactable. I feel like having fever, loosing weight and loose stool. I dont know why i dont wanna acccept that I am HIV negative. Those of you who are not at risk dont ever take HIV test. It will make you go insane if you get false positive test like me. Please post.....Thanks!!!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Have I ever seen someone with a positive ICMA HIV test plus negative Western Blot and undetectable HIV plasma viral load subsequently turn out to be HIV infected? Nope!

As for your advice that those who are not at risk should not be HIV tested, I absolutely agree! The converse is also true: those who have put themselves at risk should be HIV tested!

If you continue to have difficulty accepting the truly wonderful news that you are HIV negative, I would suggest you seek counseling. Psychotherapy can be very effective in situations like yours.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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