A 34-year-old male asked:
bro doesnt want to be tested for hiv 8yrs postexposure. norm cbc,had fver,flu,colds,exud tonsillophrngitis in the last 8yrs. should it manifest now?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Scholand answered
22 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV is very tricky: I would be very careful regarding this virus - it often takes YEARS to show up, and although what you report is encouraging, I would still want to have the patient screened and tested. There can be clues like anemia and low percentage of lymphocytes on the CBC. Different people are able to fight the virus differently (different strains too) - still it's no substitute for a test. God bless.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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