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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)

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.


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