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Can Mono Affect HIV Test At 6 Months

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Mono affect testing?

Hi doctor,I tested positive for mononucleosis one month after a possible high risk exposure to hiv. I took an elisa test at 3 months after the date of possible exposure though and it came back negative. My doctor tells me to get on with my life....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is possible, but not likely that EBV or CMV mono would effect the development of antibodies during a simultaneous exposure to HIV. There certainly is precedence for this type of concern. For instance we don't like to vaccinate people (to... Read more »

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mono symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Within the 6th week, I developed mono symptoms with a lot of mucous in the my sinusis.The first day I had joint pain but It did go on the second day. My fever ranged between 100.5 and 99.8 for 5 days. I had good appetite except for the first day. On... Read more »

I have MONO!

Posted by briannan, 3 Replies
I just got back from the doctor, and I told him about my swollen and tender lymph nodes (started about 6-7 weeks after possible exposure) that has been going on a few weeks.
He did a mono test, and it came back positive! I have been tested for... Read more »

GET tested for MONO

Posted by JesusSaves
If you test and test, and test and still have HIV symptoms(same symptoms as alot of viruses) get tested for MOMO/Epstien Bar Virus before you pannic. I was in your shoes, and told the doctor everyhing. But the dumb Jerk told me I was crazy, and sent... Read more »

Mono vs. HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I am female and have given unprotected oral sex 4 times and have had unprotected vaginal sex repeatedly with the same person (who refuses to get tested b/c he says he doesn't have HIV although he has had a colorful past, how does he know). Anyway I... Read more »