Request #2 HIV I may be going blind too!!
Jul 8, 2010
Hello Dr. Bob
I have sent you a question a few days back and have not seen anything back. I might be going blind though (tongue in cheek). Recap I had vaginal intercourse for about 20-30 secs max, till I my big head told me this was not smart. I tested at week later with a HIV -. After reading a few sites I know that was too early to test. I was having a heat up sensation in my back and went to my GP. He sent me in for blood work which included a EIA HIV and full STD panel (he likes to test for all this every blood test done). This was at 6.5 weeks after poss. Exp. Blood work was all ok and all STD/HIV came up negative. He sent me to a neurologist. Did a SSEP and MRI, found some nerve problems with the SSEP but MRI was fine, he doesnt think its any autoimmune disease I was also having a lot of breakout of Hives. I went and took an allergy test and found out Im allergic to a lot of foods and environmental elements. I started immunotherapy. I took a Home Access test at 12.5 weeks and it also came up HIV -. I thought I was in the clear till about week 16 I got body twitches all over my body with joint pain for about a week. With all the above and worrying I was HIV +, I have been drinking a lot more than normal. My questions Would immunotherapy affect my test results? If I had an autoimmune disease would this affect my test results above? Would drinking like a sailor affect the results? Do I need to keep testing till 6 months?
Thanks again, I have made a donation to my local HIV/AIDS chapter; however, I will match my offer to your fund too.
Response from Dr. Frascino
1. Immunotherapy would not affect the validity of your negative 12.5-week Home Access test.
2. You don't have an autoimmune disease, remember?
HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.
Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated.
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