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Relationship between PGL and Antibody production
Aug 12, 2002

Dear Dr,

If after a possible exposure someone had persistent generalised lymphadenopathy for 8 months, and continued to have it, but had continually tested negative for HIV antibodies (Elisa 1and 2) out to 8 months, does it mean something other than HIV would be causing the PGL? i.e. in the case of HIV infection, would PGL at this point mean that by now the immune system would have responded to HIV by producing antibodies? If not for how long does someone have to keep testing?

Many thanks for your help it is really appreciated

Response from Dr. Sullivan

The negative HIV tests 8 months after the appearance of symptoms, rule out HIV as the cause of PGL;JLS.


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