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Fatigue 5 Months No Antibodies

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The Bottom Line Fatigue is a very common condition for people with HIV. Untreated fatigue can make HIV disease progress faster. It can be very difficult to figure out the cause of fatigue. Several different factors can cause the same symptoms. Blood tests can identify some causes but not others. The more information you can give your health care provider, the easier it will be to determine what is causing your fatigue and how to treat it.
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negative at 5 months, but still fatigue and pain

Dear Dr.Robert, You are the angel. I really appreciate your exellent work. I was lucky to find your forum, and it is you who support me to go through my last 5 months.It was really hard for me. I had oral sex with a man of unkown status 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,WOO-HOO, you are negative. That note about "does not preclude previous exposure or infection with HIV" is a disclaimer. If, for instance, you had an exposure 2 weeks ago, and went for HIV testing today, the test might indeed come... Read more »

Symptom start after 3 months (will donate, please answer) "resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum."

Dr. Frascino, Many thanks for reading my post, Anal - Oral sex by sex worker. ELISA test negative 84 days (standard 90 days). Symptom start develope on 87 days like red rash that come and go, tongsil in deep red and pain and headche( pain at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Anal-oral (rimming) is not considered a significant risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. However, other STDs can be transmitted or acquired via rimming or getting rimmed. You can read more about this in the archives.Symptoms that begin 87 days... Read more »


I hope you can answer my question.I have chronic fatigue syndrome and was possibly exposed to hiv. (partner status unknown). I have been tested by elisa and pcr at 3 months. - both negative. With my chronic fatigue status how confident can I be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your HIV antibody test should be reliable at three months. The fact that you have chronic fatigue syndrome should not have any effect on the accuracy of the test. If you have more questions about HIV antibody testing, read through the CDC's... Read more »

Extreme Fatigue, cannot tolerate cold weather

Dear Robert Frascino,Thanks a lot for your reply to the question on PCR count. I just pray that my antibody test will turn out to be negative after 3 month mark. May God bless you.Regards,Roby ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Roby,You're welcome.Fingers crossed and good-luck karma sent!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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about detection of antibody

Posted by jamessc80, 1 Reply
Hi guys, just some quick question, is that possible to find out your status if the symptoms have been appearing for a while?

I am about 8 weeks from possible exposure , and I always have nerve pain and achy muscle for weeks, I got tested for a few... Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
About three weeks after a couple incident of unprotected oral sex with high risk women I got a 4 month long sore throat, sever fatigue, and lymph node swelling. This was followed by a continuation of and frequent sore throats and sinus infections,... Read more »

antibodies and seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Does anyone know long it takes for antibodies to be detected after seroconversion ? Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »