Can You Get Mono And Hiv In One Blood Test

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How can one tell the difference between mono and hiv? (Besides a blood test) Are there any symptoms that are unique to one that would not be found in another? I have had only one high risk exposure in my life, that was 2 1/2 years ago and I have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
...Unfortunately, at times, it can be very difficult to tell the difference between acute mononucleosis and acute HIV infection. The best way to confirm the diagnosis is through medical testing. While I can understand Read more »

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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