|6 Months & 10 Months
Apr 10, 2006
I wanted to let you know that I took your advice, sort of. I had an initial HIV test, at 26 weeks, and it was non-reactive. I took another test, on Day 300, and this time went to a Rapid Test Center. This center used the Trinity UniGold Rapid HIV Test. As you stated, this test was non-reactive. My, only, remaining reservation is the possiblity of Hepatitis C, though, my doctor commented my liver was performing in a "perfect manner." I did not realize how "rapidly" the UniGold Rapid test shows results. I understand the concept of having a doctor perform the ELISA tests, but, I never realized how much easier it is for a rapid test. Do you think co-infection, with HCV, can slow the seroconversion process or would HCV co-infection not impact the test, at all? My exposure, if you remember, was unprotected, insertive anal sex with a man of unknown/suspect status with a transfer of feces. I know it is gross, but what do you expect from a Redneck?
Can I, really, be a whoo-hoo-er, now? Thanks!!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
I'm glad you took my advice, "sort of."
Your HIV tests out to 10 months are negative. Those tests are definitive and conclusive. Even coinfection with hepatitis C would not affect results out this far. Yes, you are now an official Redneck WOO-HOOer.
Stay safe. Stay well. Use condoms no matter what color your neck happens to be!
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