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Jan 10, 2001

Dear Sir

Could a person with recurrent folliculitis be assumed to be HIV infected? I have never had vaginal, anal or oral sex, protected or otherwise, nor have I shared needles or engaged in deep kissing. My only risks are breast sucking, fingering (with no visible cuts present on all occasions)and being the recipient of hand jobs (not using semen or vaginal fluids as a lubricant).

Thanks.

Response from Mr. Kull

It is problematic to assume that anyone is HIV infected based on limited information. One of the best ways to diagnose infection is by getting an antibody test at least three months after an exposure. Your history places you at very low risk for infection.

RMK



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