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DaleS
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Is it possible just to ave immune reaction to tick bit and have no signs of infection? Been tested for other tick disease but all negative.
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Yes, but keep in mind the tests are terribly inaccurate. And if you were tested within a month of being bitten, there would not be enough antibodies to be detectable on any test.

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I was tested about 2.5 months after bite, 7 months and 1 year. all negative. Going to get igenex soon
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