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6 months later symptoms
Oct 8, 2002

I am a college student who had oral intercourse with a girlin Mexico. I was tested 2 weeks after this happened, the results came back negative. But recently 6 months after the first test I have developed a dry cough and my hand are chapping. My doctor feels as though I am being paranoid and doesnt advise me to take another test, he feeels as though it is seasonal allergies, could you please shed some light on this for me, Should I be tested again?I am extremely stressed and paranoid about this,thx

Response from Mr. Kull

An antibody test two weeks after an exposure is not accurate, and is not likely to have any significance. Testing three or more months after exposure is required for accuracy.

Your risk for HIV infection through performing oral sex on a woman is low. Therefore, symptoms that you experienced are highly unlikely to be associated to HIV.

RMK



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