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Hey there you sexy man you!!
Feb 8, 2008

Hey there Doctor Bob, well, about 2 years ago, I had protected intercourse (I am gay) with another man. Actually, in the last 4 years, there have been numerous men, HOWEVER, it's all been protected to the maximum extent...At least I hope so. So, roughly 2 years after my last exposure, I took a trip down to the local trans-gender counseling center, which offers HIV testing. At 2 years and at 2 years 3 months, I had (2) Oral Oraquick tests done. Both were negative, and I was told to move on with my life and keep my trouser snake protected as usual. So my question to you my dear is - Can I get out there and start smackin' cheeks again, or am I in dire need of a Blood test? I hear a lot of negative things regarding oral tests. BUT, I've had two with two negative results...Your advice is appreciated and ultimately desired. I'd trust you over any other physician/clinic admin any day of the week. BTW, are the tests fool proof? See ya!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Let the "cheeks smackin'" begin; safely, of course. A blood test is not warranted. Negative oral OraQuick tests performed three months or more after your last potential exposure are considered to be definitive and conclusive. Are the oral rapid tests foolproof? Yeah, any ol' fool at the local transgender or other testing center should be able to run these accurately.

Dr. Bob



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