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20 Months Negative Persistent Symptoms

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Persistent symptoms for nine months, but negative at 3, 6 and 9

Should I continue testing till the 12th? tests: HIV antibodies non-reactive, Hepatitis C 0.1 s/c 0.0 - 0.8 (negative) HbsAg negative. Help!!...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your negative HIV tests at three, six and nine months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No further HIV tests are warranted. I would suggest you look elsewhere for the cause of your "persistent... Read more »

12 week negative but scary persistant symptoms, what now?

I have had a 12 week negative HIV test after a high risk incident yet I have had oral thrush for... Read more »

You answered a question for me 8 months ago but symptoms still persist!

Dear Dr. Frascino,I was a homecare worker who had anemia. At the time I wrote you back in August... Read more »
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Violence Against Women, HIV and Microbicides

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Persistence of Transmitted Drug Resistance Mutations Suggests Source Partners May Be Treatment-Naive

A recent analysis from the UK HIV drug resistance database on the persistence of transmitted drug resistance (TDR) over time suggests that poor adherence by people on ART is unlikely to be linked to most cases of TDR. The results may also help... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Report and Commentary from the Fifth International Workshop on HIV Persistence During Therapy

Inaugurated in 2003, the bi-annual International Workshop on HIV Persistence during Therapy (aka "the persistence workshop") is the brainchild of researcher Alain Lafeuillade. The meeting presaged the recent explosion of interest in pursuing a cure... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Prospective Study to Examine Persistent HCV Reinfection in Injection Drug Users Who Have Previously Cleared the Virus

Due to the risk of perceived reinfection, many persons with hepatitis C virus (HCV) with a recent or continuing history of injection drug use (IDU) do not receive treatment for the virus. However, few prospective studies have been conducted to... Read more »
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Same symptoms, tests trump? but symptoms persist..

Posted by SRCHFRANS34
So, fellow posters & experienced responders. Why is it that positive individuals and negative testers have such similar symptoms..?At approx. 6 MONTHS post possible exposure had Unigold instant blood :NEGATIVE , Elisa blood draw full panel... Read more »

Persistent Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. I have posted before and would like to ask again about symptoms. I have had for over 1 month now swollen glands on and off, fever daily, headache daily, fatigue, on going sinus infection. I have been to the doctors and have gone through the... Read more »

persistent symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was exposed to viginal fluid. few weeks later i became sick with flu like symptoms and had a rash on the face and forehead. After that i felt fine till 6 to7 weeks later i develop pain over the URQ. I thought it was HPV. I had a test done at 45... Read more »

Tested Negative at 3 months; have major symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Starting in April, i began to feel lightheaded and blurry. I had every test imaginable, some more then once and all came back good. I even had a CT scan done. My doctor recommended STD tests. I immediately went crazy thinking that I could... Read more »