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Question on article read and symptoms
Feb 23, 2014

Just read an article on aids meds that said a high viral load can be related to heart problems. I had unprotected sex over a year ago and have had 6 hiv antibody tests 2 of them where past 6 months after the encounter all where negative. I've never had high blood pressure or any symptoms before the exposure. Now I do have all hiv symptoms. I've tested negative for all stds at 6 months along with hep as well. Could it be my viral load is very very high and I'm not producing the antibodies to bring it down? That's why my symptoms arnt goin away?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi There are many reasons outside of HIV why your blood pressure can be high. Your testing history shows that you are HIV free. There are individuals out there that deal with heart disease and high blood pressure that do not have HIV. You sound like you are amongst the unfortunate who have to deal with this. But it is dealable! Continue following up with your health care provider and follow their instructions.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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