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something similar to long covid

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Good afternoon, I would like to clarify a subject that is happening here in Brazil, many people are having symptoms of long covid even though they have not tested positive for covid neither igg nor igm.
I would like to make it clear that this is my case. I had a sexual encounter with a person I didn't know and despite having used a condom in almost every sexual act (only oral without a condom), I developed a chronic disease, something that is very similar to sfc/longo covid, my clarification would be that maybe there was a pathogen other than the covid that is actually causing "long covid"?

what do you think about it?

I did multiple exams over 7 months to:

hiv
covid
herpes
epsteinbar
cmv
hepatitis
toxoplasmosis
htlv
 

Hip

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Good afternoon, I would like to clarify a subject that is happening here in Brazil, many people are having symptoms of long covid even though they have not tested positive for covid neither igg nor igm.

Long COVID and ME/CFS produce near identical symptoms, and may well be the same disease. So if someone has these symptoms, but are negative for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, they may just have ME/CFS, which is linked to certain enteroviruses and herpesviruses.

Dr John Chia says chronic enterovirus infection in ME/CFS can only be reliably detected with a high-sensitivity antibody test which uses the neutralization method. Antibody neutralization tests for enterovirus are very hard to find, but there is actually one on Brazil:

Fleury Lab in Sau Paulo, Brazil offer a coxsackievirus B antibody neutralization test.

The two enteroviruses linked to ME/CFS are coxsackievirus B and echovirus, with CVB being more common in ME/CFS patients.
 
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