|Donating my kidney
Apr 14, 2003
Dr. Bob, I apologise for sending this question to you again. But I dont have mych time before the donation.
Here is my situation...
I performed and received oral sex from a woman whom I had an affair with. I do not know her HIV status. After that one time we did not see each other again. We did not have intercouse. Due to the guilt and anxiety I was tested at 3 months the again at 6 months. Both were negative!
As part of the testing required to be a kidney donor I was tested again 15 months after the possible exposure. Again the results were negative.
Is this conclusive that I do not have HIV?
Do I need to do any other tests?
I need to feel assured that I am not putting my sister in any harm. I so want to be there for her and give her many more years on this earth.
I hope to hear a response from you.
Thank you for all that you.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Ill be brief, because you are anxiously awaiting a reply.
You have absolutely no cause for concern. Yes, go ahead with the kidney donation for your sister. You are not putting her in any danger. Oral sex carries a very, very low risk for acquiring HIV infection. Your 3-month negative test was conclusive that you are indeed HIV-negative. The negative 6- and 15-month tests just reconfirm what we already knew at 3 months youre negative. You absolutely do not have HIV. Yell WOO-HOO! No further tests are necessary.
You are a wonderful sister, willing to donate your kidney. May the higher power bless both you and your sister with many more years of health and happiness. Best of luck.
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