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Should I retest at a year?

Dec 22, 2007

Hello Dr. Bob,

I resubmitted this question because I accidentally submitted it to another forum.

From January 2007 until April 2007, making it approximately seven months and two weeks since then, I had unprotected vaginal intercourse (receptive) with three men in Spain and Italy. With two of them more than once. I have no idea whether any of them are HIV positive or not. Within the last two weeks I had three rapid HIV tests, two of them tested for HIV 1/2, and one EIA. All came back negative. One doctor, however, who runs the tkno organization in my city, recommended that everyone should test again after a year has passed since the last possible exposure. My question for you is should I get retested in April 08? Thank you for your time!

Response from Dr. Frascino


Your repeated negative tests out post seven months from your last potential exposure are definitive and conclusive. No further HIV testing is recommended or warranted. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.

I do hope you've learned from this ordeal that unsafe sex is not worth the potential disastrous consequences of becoming HIV infected.

Be safe to stay well. Nol!?!

Dr. Bob


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