|What does a girl have to do??
Apr 17, 2003
First...let me thank you for taking the time for this valuable service.
This is the 6th or 7th time asking my question, and I'm hoping that it will be answered. I realize that you are very busy, but I did not finger anyone, I did not drink from a cup of a stranger, I did not touch someone's breast.... on Jan 1, I participated in a high risk activity...unprotected receptive vaginal sex.
I will be going for an Elisa this week, and am asking your professional opinion. I also have MS, and during the past three months I have been on interferon beta (Avonex) and well as one dose of IV steroids (3 days x 1,000 mg of solumedrol) without any oral taper.
My question, do you feel that the steroids or interferon may alter the results of the test? I would truly like to WOO-HOO after my "3 month test".
I'm not sure if this would be helpful or not, but secondary to symptoms, my doctor ordered a qualitative PCR RNA at 21 days post exposure. The test was undetectable at <400.
Thank you so much for your time and patience!
PS: I know that you have posted this before, but could you please post your foundation's address.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
No fingering, no drinking from a strangers cup, no touching the ta-tas?? How am I going to answer a question like that? OK, unprotected receptive vaginal sex does carry some degree of risk. A 3-month test is definitely warranted. Your single-dose of I.V. solumedrol and your Avonex will not affect your HIV test results. Your negative PCR RNA at 21 days is very encouraging, but I still would get the 3-month test to be absolutely certain. The odds are all in your favor. The Foundations address is:
The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation 779 Altos Oaks Drive, Suite 200 Los Altos, CA 94024
Well be waiting to hear you WOO-HOO!
Stay well. Good luck.
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