|Probably another question that will never die but...
Jul 4, 2006
Dr. Bob before I ask my question I just wanted to say how amazing I think you are for putting up with so many people, like myself, asking the same questions all the time. That takes alot of patience. You are a good man, and I will send all my best Karma to you. Ok now the question. About a year and a half ago I had (what I thought to be) protected vaginal sex with a man I had been dating. Well in the middle of our romp he pulls out and i notice that he didn't have the condom on, that I saw him put on earlier. (It was lying next to him on the side of the bed. I got mad (of course cause WTF?) and he acted like he hadn't noticed that his tallywacker wasn't wearing his raincoat. Of course I stopped everything right there and haven't done anything with him since. I freaked out and got tested for everything. Well it turns out the jerk gave me chlamydia (sp?)so i was treated for that. Anyway, I have probably been tested 8 times since then for HIV, last time being in April (over a year since the encounter). I am still alittle freaked because i contracted one std from him, wondering if that would delay any hiv anitbodies from developing during the normal window period?
Long story short: Can I WOOHOO? Should i not worry about developing anti-bodies late because of contracting an STD during the same encounter?
Thank you so much for your good deeds and comforting answers! Donation is on the way!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
My "long answer short" to your "long story short" is: absofrickinlutely! WOO-HOO!!!
Some STDs, like chlamydia, are much easier to contract than HIV. Having or contracting chlamydia (or other STDs) will not affect HIV-test results, the body's ability to produce anti-HIV antibodies or the duration of the window period.
Eight negative HIV tests out to "over a year since the encounter" are definitive and conclusive (and excessive)! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.
Finally, yes, this is rapidly becoming a QTND! Thanks for your donation (www.concertedeffort.org).
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