The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

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


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

Please doc one last question

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint