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JohnR
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PCR Test for HIV
      #66157 - 06/21/03 06:40 AM

I was exposed to HIV the first week of April. I came down with a condition my Doctor called Acute Sinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis. I feared it was HIV infection. The doctor administered the HIV antibody test after 35 days. It was negative. I was so crazy with fear, he decided to send me in for a PCR test for HIV (which was performed after 68 days). This came back negative as well. I feel like I am infected with HIV because of the many strange problems that keep popping up. Is this PCR test accurate at 65 days, at all?

I have folliculitis, numbness in the feet/hands, cold sores more often than usual. He has had me on many medications during this whole time including antibiotics.

I'm losing my mind wondering. But believe that I am most likely HIV positive. Just not sure if the PCR test really works or not. Anyone know? Thanks! John



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Re: PCR Test for HIV new
      #66222 - 06/23/03 02:27 PM

Haven't we been through this "worried well" scenario with you before? Relax and go live your life.



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