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possible late seroconversion

Sep 8, 2008

HI Dr.BOB, first of all i want to thank you for your great service and appologies form my poor english. this is my story: I`m 27 old bisexual guy from france, and in the begining of may(10 th) i had unprotected oral sex( receptive/giving) with another guy with unknown Hiv status. A week after the exposure i had a soar throat for another week and this way every two weeks. At the 45 day (6 weeks) after exposure i take a ELISA DUO test (4th generation) - negative. But the problems still persiste. I tested again at 87 day(12,4 weeks) after exposure, again ELISA DUO and i still NEG. But here the problem I am asthmatic for long years and for control my asthma i am on medical treatment ( Advair 250/50 twice/day, Flixonaze nazal spray for allergic rinyth (twice per year for 1 month and Ventolin in necessary). ALL of these medical containt corticosteroids, who enter in the list of immunosuppresives drug. MY Question is Can uses of this drugs for a long period delay the seroconversion and done false negative results? Please help me because the anxiety kill me. best regards!

Response from Dr. Frascino


Si tu veux tu peux m'écrire dans la langue de Molière!

The HIV-acquisition risk for oral sex is very low. Your negative HIV tests out to 12.5 weeks are definitive and conclusive. The corticosteroids in your asthmas and allergic rhinitis medications would not be enough to cause false-negative HIV-antibody test results. Your sore throat may well be due to your inhaled anti-asthmatic medications or postnasal drip from your allergic rhinitis. It is not HIV related.

Alors, à l'aise Blaise!!! Tout va bien!

À bientôt.

Dr. Bob

is qualitative immunoassay test accurate for detecting hiv?

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