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Past Window?!?!?.....I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!
Oct 19, 2005

Hey Doc Bob, I had a potential exposure... insertive anal with a condom, upon removing condom after completion, condom tore. I'm afraid fluids came in contact with my penis...I tested neg. at 16 weeks, but I took antibiotics 1 week after exposure (sore throught and low grade fever)...could the antibiotics have interefered with sero conversion?...Antibiotics was Zithromax(Z Pac)...Please, can I WOO HOO!!??!!??

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Check the archives. I've answered similar questions many, many times before. Briefly, antibiotics, including Zithromax, do not affect the body's ability to make anti-HIV antibodies, the duration of the window period or HIV test results. Consequently, your negative 16-week test is indeed WOO-HOO-able! Congrats!

Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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