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Ready to WooHoo...

Aug 17, 2005

Hi Dr.Bob,

I had a test at 128 post exposure and it was negitive.

I know you get so many posts and will not remember my specific circumstance so I will give you a quick briefing. (comdom broke during vaginal/penial intercourse - me being the female; abnormal symtoms afterwards that were all diagnosed by a doctor --> oral thrush, herpes infection in the eye, seborrheic dermatitis, dry eyes & mouth, floaters, fatigue, and some wierd tingling senstations throughout my body that still exists as of this very second).

I tested negitive at 90 days, but again at 128 days.

I realize that most ppl who are HIV+ will test positive within 3 months; Because of these abnormal things occuring in my body I felt I should retest.

Do you feel that this is enough testing for me now? Can I safely close the chapter in this section of my life without having to worry about later infecting somebody else? Or do you feel further testing is needed.

I am not an IV Drug User and have never recieved any transplants. As far as I know, I thought my immune system was ok - except I may have arthritis, but never bothered to ever get tested for it. Other than that, I have always been healthy.

What are your thoughts?

You have helped me so much during this time. Both in your responses to me, and from reading your responses to others. I value your opinion. If you feel I need to retest beyond this, I will. If not, I will be happy with these results and will not 2nd guess them. What do you think?

A Canadian Thank You!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Canadian,

Whether "negitive" or negative, "penial" or penile, one thing that is now for certain is that HIV is not your problem!

Yell a ferociously committed full-throated Canuck WOO-HOO- (eh?) and then fuhgeddaboutit!

Congratulations! No further testing is warranted or necessary!

Stay well.

Dr. Bob

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