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      #38034 - 08/10/02 02:50 PM

I had a possible exposure 4 months ago tested neg at 1o weeks ,now ive had brown spots on face that resemble age spots never had this before and now have about 10 of them that just appeared,iwas reading that brown spots could be a sign of hiv ,does this sound like the brown spots that there refering to ,thanks



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      #38035 - 08/10/02 03:17 PM

Where did you read that brown spots could be a sign of HIV. Are you sure it wasn't in connection with something about KS? You get spots then, and yes, it is one of the few OI's that can strike at any CD4 count. However 4 months is just too soon for something like that and too late for ARS.

Depending on your exposure a 10 week negative is probably enough for you to be able to move on. Are you having a problem believing the test because it was 2 weeks early? If that is the case, now that you are at 16 weeks, you are out of the window period and can trust your test results to be conclusive. Another thing that might help ease your mind.....results very rarely (if at all) change between 10 and 12 weeks. A sixteen week test should give you the CONCLUSIVE negative you are looking for.

J.



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