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worried from malta
Jul 4, 2004

dear dr bob 3 months ago i had protected sex with a sex worker both viginal and oral for viginal i used double condom and one for oral none broke after a few days i got worrird my docter told me not to worry since i had a condom the local hiv clinic told me 99 per cent i am fine but only a 3 month test can make you 100 per cent after 7 weeks i made a elisa test which was nagative my docter told me iam fine since a large amount of hiv infected show up after a month still worried i contacted the sex worker she told me she recently had a baby and was tested also she always uses condoms for her work she does not take drugs and has a boyfreind and loves life now the 3 month window period has passed both me and my wife have no ARS or any syomtoms i went to my docter to do the test and he told me to forget all about it i do not wish to go through an other test so should i take his adive p.s only 10 people tasted positve in malta in 2003 of nearly half a million popualation thank you i will send a donation

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Maltese Falcon,

I totally agree with your doctor. Your HIV transmission risk is essentially nonexistent. Whether to test is a personal decision and ultimately up to you. But if the latex condom was properly used and did not fail you, you really have essentially no risk.

Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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