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Should I be re-tested (part 2)

May 10, 2011

Dr. Bob, thank you so much for answering my original question which I will post below. However, there are 3 bits of info that I must add to my query and hoping that you don't change your assessment:

ORIGINAL QUESTION: ---------------- Hi Dr.Bob, after 9 months, I tested negative although I have symptoms highly suggestive of HIV: pelvic pain, much vaginal & rectal mucus, rash on vagina that was washed away while bathing, lymph node in vagina, pins & needles & burning skin, fever, extreme diarrhea that last all night, stops & starts up again after days or weeks. Is a 12 month test warranted? A year ago I received asthma meds thru bag of IV but dont know which kind. I was told it would suppress my coughing and allow me to breathe easier. Dont know if this would affect my immune system?

------------------------------------------ 1) I had a cbc and the nurse told me: "your WBC is higher than it should be, you have an infection in your body"

2) other symptoms I have to add to my already long list: dizziness and dry cough that lasted for few days

Has your assessment changed? Should I be tested at 12-months after my negative at 9 months?

Response from Dr. Frascino


"Has your assessment changed?" Nope!

"Should I be tested at 12-months after my negative at 9 months?" Nope!

Dr. Bob

STD Prevention
Possible HIV infection a week ago

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