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Wrong Diagnosis Of Herpes

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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HIV+ Vs Chronic illness wrong diagnosis

I have a chronic disease of the bone for over 10years and was diagnosized HIV+ in the past 5 years. I was a virgin and of low risk before my HIV test. I strongly still believe that my chronic disease might be interfering with the HIV test. The...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The tests you mention look for antibodies that your body makes to HIV. Another test would be one that looks for the actual virus itself. The ultrasensitive HIV RNA PCR (also called viral load test) should be done. If this detects the presence of... Read more »

Wrong Diagnosis symptom checker feature told me i have HIV.... Shit...

Dr. BobI am Going for my 6 month test in a couple weeks. I am Terrified and i really just cant take it anymore. Its really just a horrible procedure we really need to improve hiv testing. I would rather know and feel better emotionally than to have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your dentist, doctor and "symptom checker" told you that you have HIV??? And you have an undetectable HIV PCR RNA at 11 weeks plus a negative HIV-antibody test at 14 weeks??? WOWZA! Dude, it's time you found new, more competent... Read more »

Dr. doing me wrong

I have aids (V-L 722,000/T-C 22)PCP 02/03 20,diarreah,flu like symptoms,molluscum,eson ophilefolliculitis,herpes,My Dr.doesn't believe an aids diagnosis warrants disabili ty. Info he signs(foodstampSSI)affects me what can i do....
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Change doctors.... Read more »

What? Tell me this hotline "nut" is wrong, real wrong!

Hello Doctor,I rimmed a hot guy last night. I did it for awhile. Didn't notice blood or anything like that. I got nervous and called a hot line and the woman told me that my risk for HIV was moderate to high -because of anal fluids having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Charlie the Rimmer,Which AIDS hotline did you call? Fox News? The Vatican?Here's what we know. There have been no documented cases of HIV transmission from rimming or getting rimmed. However, there are a variety of STDs that can be fairly... Read more »
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Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi
I have been HIV+ since 2003. Was tested for major STDs when diagnosed and tests were negative but I think the herpes test must have been wrong coz I have the symptoms. A sore (like little blisters) appeared on the inside of my thigh and was... Read more »

rollercoaster_is something wrong with me?

Posted by CrazyLuckyAlone, 3 Replies
I was diagnosed 3 months ago & have been up & down - through a few support groups and tons of doctors. I was certain that finding a positive girlfriend would save me from my sadness. And somehow, I find myself almost imobilized by the... Read more »

What's Wrong With You People?

Posted by orion
What a bunch of sick twisted people there are on this forum. I was recently diagnosed HIV+ and checked out this forum thinking there would be intelligent discussions, valid information shared, a way to connect to others dealing with teh same issues... Read more »

Has Dr. Bob ever been wrong?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have posted before and I thank all of you for the help, but I need a little more. They say that stress can weaken the immune system wright! Then why if stress can do that would it not be possible to delay antibodies? I have way to many systems for... Read more »