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Democrat with heart condition
Jun 6, 2006

Twelve weeks after a oral sex encounter with a stripper I tested negative. However, my question is regarding late seroconversion. I was born with a complete heart block and have had a pacemaker ever since birth to correct this problem. However, in 1988 staph infection set up due to improper disinfection (pacemaker or hospital?) and caused me to have six weeks of inpatient stay with strong antibiotics. Is this going to impact my immune system (I live a normal life with not many doctor visits)? I do not have many colds nor do I take medication (other than beta blocker for a-fib, and penicillian when going to the dentist). Do I need to retest at six months?

A needy answer for a stupid democrat.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

1. Antibiotics, even strong ones, do not affect your ability to make anti-HIV antibodies, the duration of the window period or the accuracy of HIV-test results. No further HIV testing is warranted.

2. Democrats are never stupid by comparison to what is currently running (and ruining) this country.

Stay well!

Dr. Bob



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