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Please, I Need Your Blessing
May 21, 2003

Hi Dr Bob,

I hope you are well... Here's my story... Tested negative at 37 days, then negative again one day short of 12 weeks (83) days. Thankfully, negative again.

In the last 40 days or so, my throat has been sore, and I've had mostly allergy related symptoms. None the less, I had my doctor do a throat culture which came back 2 days after my 83 day negative HIV test. I have strepth throat... The nurse claims it's not type A but B? Not sure what that means, and now I'm worried it may be something more than just strepth throat. Can I still whoo hoo? Did I make a mistake by testing at 83 days and not 84 for the full 12 weeks?

Please Dr Bob, I really need to hear HIV is not my problem and that I can move on with my life...

Thanks so much!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

OK, yes, please do indeed "move on!" Your 83-day test is absolutely conclusive that HIV is not your problem. Your bacterial throat infection has absolutely nothing to do with HIV (a virus).

Can you WOO-HOO? Absolutely, provided your throat isnt too sore to scream it out!

Congratulations! Youre negative!

Dr. Bob



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