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Serious Symptoms?
Jan 2, 2001

Dr. I recently tested positive (exposed recently also) and can't get scheduled into Dr. office for follow-up blood work. I'm experiencing fatigue as well as rashes that come and go (exposure about 90 days ago). Are these serious symptoms?

Response from Dr. Young

I don't think that your symptoms are serious, though it is troubling that you cannot get into your doctor's office. Many research sites are very interested in interviewing recent seroconverters (recent positive tests and exposures). There is an accumulating body of data which suggests that early treatment during acute infection may have much better outcomes. I would contact your local university or treatment advocacy group for more information. Good luck -BY

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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