After having been told by a doctor (GP),in December '06, that I had AIDS (merry Christmas to him as well), despite a negative blood test (unsure which test then, but negative Oraquick in June 07 - 6 months after), I have a couple questions:
After 1 year of beating my head against the book stack, I am under the understanding that ARS manifests as fever (96% of the time) accompanied by several other less specific symptoms.
May I then assume that the remaining 4% manifest no symptoms at all?
What do you make of a low body temp? I still chuckle remembering that Dr's reaction to my temperature reading of 96.8 (not a typo, but that is relatively normal for me).
To this day, I am varying around 97, even though I was basically a blood red stripe on the asphalt 5 months ago. For about two weeks after that, my temp had a high peak of 99.1. I assume that was part of the normal healing process and was not relevant to any pathogens I might have picked up from the street dwellers scavenging valuables off of this highway hamburger then.
Furthermore, that Dr. based his "diagnosis" primarily on peripheral neuropathy; which I currently understand, relative to HIV, to be a side effect of some ARVs, or caused by nerve damage at low CD4 counts. Comments, corrections?
I'll be brief.
You are HIV negative.
The doctor who diagnosed AIDS, despite a negative blood test, is an idiot who deserves to have his medical license pulled. If he were any dumber, he would need to be watered twice a week.
The rest of your questions and concerns are now moot.