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Nov 27, 2002

First, I want to thank you for the great work you are doing. You have helped me get through several weeks of anxiety. My situation: Penetration without a condom for 5 seconds with promiscuous heterosexual male. Ejaculation took place with a condom. Occurred on 8/11/2002. I am a regular blood donor. Gave blood at 9 weeks post incident. No notification from Red Cross. Tested for all STDs (including EIA for HIV) at the beginning of a new relationship on 11/8/2002. All negative. My anxiety increased at this point. Retested at 15 weeks (EIA). Sore throat with difficulty swallowing for 2 weeks at week 13-14. Negative again. Please help me put this behind me. Should I be retested? GMHC in NYC says no. CDC says yes. Can I take comfort in the 12 and 15 week tests? HELP! Thanks again and God bless you for the work that you do!

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You should talk with your doctor about your symptoms and consider any tests conducted three or more months after exposure accurate.

RMK



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