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help me please
Jan 5, 2005

Hi Dr. frascino:

I am a hispanic girl, and sorry if my english is not very good, but I will try, please dont get mad.

About 5 months ago I had an experience with a man, but we just had deep kisses, (no sex), one month later I start with rash on all my body non-itchy, and then one month after tha rash I had a little fever, sore throat, and swollen glands in my neck. I am very depressed becasue I still have my rash on all my body and my swollen glands are there.I get tested 3 times for the Hiv (4.5 months after the expouser) and all are negatives.

I am very worried because i think that i have the virus,and my body can not produce antibodies for all the simptoms that i have.

What do you think Dr. Frascino?

Do I need more test for the hiv? Can i smile now? all that i do is just cry.

God Bless you!

(sorry again for my bad english)

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Dry your tears and bring back that smile. First off, kissing is not a significant risk for HIV transmission. Your symptoms are not suggestive for HIV disease. Finally, your repeatedly negative tests out to 4.5 months are definitive and conclusive. No additional HIV testing is warranted or necessary. Rashes and swollen glands can be caused by thousands of illnesses. See your doctor for a checkup if your symptoms persist. However, one thing you don't' have to worry about is HIV. OK? Now, how about that smile?!?

Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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