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NEGATIVE TEST AT 2.5 WEEKS. DOCTOR SAYS FINE
Nov 28, 2005

HI Dr Bob

I have a friend (yes who i have slept with) who had a non reactive 3rd generation Elisa test 2.5 weeks after her last exposure. The Doctors seemed to think that this test would change as it was likely a 3rd generation test would pick the virus up within this short window period.

I know you recommend 3 months and i understand why but is there a good chance that it may be picked up within this short time frame?

Thanks

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

You "know" I recommend three months. OK, good. You also "understand" why I recommend this. OK, very good. Then you ask about a 2.5-week test result? Hmmm . . . not so good. My recommendation remains unchanged. If 2.5 weeks were adequate, I'd be recommending 2.5 weeks, right? As Mr. Spock used to say "It's only logical."

Dr. Bob



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