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Autoimmune diseases
Jun 8, 2013

Hi i had an exposure in feb/mar 2012. In april 2012 i had a sore thorat and small rash. Towards end april i began having stomach promblems which i still have today. My symptoms inlcude bloating,gas, diziness, loss of appetite and i now have painful erections. Doctors say that i have inflamed bowels and gastrits. I also suffer with ecezma. I read that many of the body's immune response is in the gut so i am worried about my tests(see below)

http://www.vitabase.com/blog/allergy-immune/intestine-immune-connection.aspx

I tested negative for hiv and other std's in june 2012, december 2012 and april 2013. My questions are 1. are my tests conclusive? 2. As i am suffering with these autoimmune disorder's can they affect my results 3. Do i need to take a RNA test at this time? 4. I have been on numerous meds the pat year can they affect my results ?

Please give me some advice i am worried and want rule out hiv. Thank You

Response from Dr. Wohl

Your testing is conclusive: you do not have HIV. Whether you have an autoimmune disease can be determined by a medical evaluation. You should see your doctor. No need for HIV RNA testing. There are no routine medications that one could be taking that would alter results of HIV testing.

DW



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