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HIV/HEP B ??...REAL WORRIED
Aug 7, 2002

I recieved oral sex (with condom at all times) for a escort about 6 months ago. I'm really worried about this. What is the chance of contracting HEP B or HIV or other STD for that matter. Should I get tested for Hep/HIV. Please answer....I'm fraking out. I've been feeling really tired lately..any relation??? Thanks

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Oh yes, I think there is a relation, but perhaps not the one you are worrying about. Stress and anxiety (perhaps also known as "fraking out"?) can cause fatigue. Oral sex with a condom is safe. HIV cannot pass through latex any easier than you can walk through a solid steel wall. Same thing for hepatitis B. If you can't put this out of your mind, go ahead and get HIV and hepatitis B tests. Your exposure was 6 months ago, so your tests will be completely accurate. Based on your story, they will be extremely negative as well. If after WOO-HOOing with the good news, your fatigue doesn't "magically" go away, then see your general medical doctor. You could have another cause for those tired feelings.

Stay well.

Dr. Bob


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