|Dr. Bob, I Have Less Than a Week to Go...
Aug 24, 2007
Dear Dr. Bob, May you receive many blessings for the humanitarian service you provide. I have less than a week to go until the end of this window limbo... Would Vitiligo or having Anti-parietal cell antibodies delay seroconversion? My exposure was unprotected insertive anal sex with unknown status male. I had Strep throat a few days after the encounter and was treated with a shot of antibiotic (penicillin). At 6.5 wks I came down with fever and cold/ flu symptoms for 5 days. Another symptom I'm having is discomfort/ soreness in my lymph node areas (anxiety?). So far, I've tested NEG via OraQuick Rapid Advance at 3 wks, 6.5 wks, and 10 wks. Can I expect another NEG at 13 wks? Please help me with your expertise Doc! Can you please also send some good luck karma my way? Thank you in advance...
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Neither vitiligo nor having anti-parietal cell antibodies will delay HIV seroconversion. Your negative OraQuick tests at 3, 6.5 and 10 weeks are extremely encouraging. Your three-month test will be definitive and I anticipate it too will be negative. Good luck-karma sent!
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