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Do I have to retest? Your Opinion Please...
Jan 19, 2003

Dear Ryan, I'm Indonesian, Live in Jakarta. I had unprotected oral sex with

female prostitute in September 2, 2002. Then about 3 month later, on 3

December 2002, I got fever, diarrhea, myalgia, oral thrush and severe

headache for about 5 days. I went to a doctor and had my blood test. The

result was I get thypoid fever. On January 13, 2003, I had an HIV test, and

the result was negative. Now, I have a dizziness, sore throat, and several

red blotchs on my back, feet, and chest. Is this an HIV symptoms? Do I have

to retest? Please give me your opinion. I'm very scared! Please....

Response from Mr. Kull

Testing three or more months after exposure is considered accurate, so retesting is not necessary. Continue to consult with your doctor about symptoms that you experience.

RMK



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