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No disease found after severe HIV symptoms for over 7 months

Feb 1, 2014

Dear doctor,

For over 7 months I have been suffering from 'unexplained' symptoms that started with a strange illness in which I've had: - flu like feeling, burning armpits - night sweats - sore throat - constipation and gas

These symptoms initially loosened up after some 6-8 weeks (!). Afterwards I got terrible candida in my mouth and started getting sick with colds all the time.

I did NOT have an HIV exposure, but all my symptoms started just shortly after I've had blood drawn from hospital for routine check. I believed the hospital may have infected me with HIV. I live in the Netherlands (I know, Western World).

I started feeling better after a few months but oral candida (mild, inside cheeks), constipation and gas, and occasional shooting pain in my neck lymph nodes NEVER WENT AWAY. I have them as we speak. I even developed Diverticulitis.

Blood tests, endoscopy, stool tests, have all turned with normal values.

HIV Antibody testing at 1 1/2 monts, 3 1/2 months, 6 months and 7 1/2 months, all NEGATIVE.

I am seriously depressed and frustrated we cannot find the source of my illness(es).

the only thing they've found is severe Vitamin D defficiency which I read is related to HIV and low immunity.

What should I do next ? Doctors in my county are flabergasted.

Thank you.

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there,

I can only imagine how frustrating this situation must be for you. I'm not sure what is causing these symptoms, and my only suggestion is that you continue to work with your doctors to determine a possible cause(s).

What I can tell you is that you do not have HIV. You are HIV negative. Any HIV testing done at 90 days are greater is considered conclusive.

In health and good luck,


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