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Woo Hoo? Give it to me...Please!

Aug 25, 2007


I have tested 7 times for HIV after a low-risk encounter. I tested negative at 1,3,4,6,8.5,10,13 months post this one time encounter. I have an arthritic condition and take a anti-inflammatory. I've read people with low immune systems can take longer to sero-convert, for up to a year. Is this common. Can I put this crap behind me.

Thanks kindly, Jeff

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Jeff,

Your repeatedly negative HIV tests are definitive, conclusive and excessive! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. A single test at the three-month mark is all you would have needed. Tests taken prior to three months are not considered to be definitive. Repeatedly testing after three months merely corroborates what we already knew at three months!

Your arthritic condition should not affect HIV-antibody results, unless you've been taking significant dosages of corticosteroids for a protracted period of time.


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