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May 18, 2011

Hello Doctor, first sorry for my English, it is possible 7 anti hiv testing of fourth generation (137dias, 205dias, 256dias, 286dias, 301dias, 320dias, 383dias) made in three different laboratories do not detect the infection? Should not produce antibodies, not detect the p24 ag? I also vrdl, HTLV, hep c, hep b, 6 and 1 year all negative. Did immunoglobulin igg 1230 (600-1500), immunoglobulin igm 74 (50-350). 1.1 CD4/CD8, CD4 812. My symptoms are persistent and follow me after the accident - tingling, numbness in the body, gastric reflux, candida penis, folliculitis, hairy tongue, alopecia areata. I need more tests? Thanks. S©rgio Ricardo.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your repeatedly negative fourth generation HIV-antibody/antigen tests out to 383 days are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted. Your other tests (VDRL, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, immunoglobulins, CD4 count, etc.) are completely normal.

I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet, but what I can do with absolute certainty is advise what is not causing them: it's not HIV, hepatitis B or C, or syphilis. It's possible anxiety and stress are contributing to your symptoms.

Dr. Bob



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