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No response for my previous question? please resond or i am gonna die
Nov 8, 2006

hello sir,

i am a heterosexual who had sex with indian sex worker in the month of may with not full covered condom. I got tested after 5 weeks which was negative but the doctor asled me to wait till 3 months for conclusive result. After 2 months symptoms started like muscle aches, skin rash, nausea, fatigue, itching and loss of appetite. i got tested after 4 moths and 5.5 months which was negative. i am still having symptoms and every can see my ribs out. i am very much worried about it. my tests were Antigen 1 for hiv 1 and antibody test for hiv 1 & 2. i am worried that i dont have enough antibodies to detect. i read in internet that in some rare cases it takes more than one year to generate enough antibodies.Do i need to take another test...All my tests are done in australia...i am sure i will send my contribution to your organisation..sorry for my poor english...Eagerly waiting for your reply...

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 5.5 months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. I cannot diagnose the cause of symptoms over the Internet; however, I can with great certainty advise you what is not causing them: it's not HIV!

You are not a "rare case;" rather, you are a very common case of someone who has irrational HIV fears and unwarranted worries leading to anxiety. My advice is simple:

1. Stop chasing (and fearing) a disease that you could not possibly have.

2. Get counseling to help you confront your irrational fears and cope with your anxiety.

3. Yell WOO-HOO and realize you dodged the HIV bullet.

4. Make sure all future sex-capades are "fully covered!"

Thanks for your donation (www.concertedeffort.org).

Stay safe. Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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