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please answer will donate
Sep 14, 2008

im a man and had unprotected sex with a female of unknown status, had both nat and antibody tests four times once at 12 days at 53 days at 69 days and at 70 days afte encounter all both tets nat and antibody have been negative bad dry mouth need info on further testing please help me im going crazy

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Not only do you need information on HIV, but you could use some assistance with punctuation, spelling and grammar as well! What does ". . . afte encounter all both tets nat . . ." mean???

Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. The recommended screening test for HIV is an HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. HIV-antibody tests taken prior to three months are not considered to be definitive or conclusive. NAT testing is not recommended for routine HIV diagnostic screening. That said, considering you've had four negative HIV-antibody tests and four undetectable NAT tests out to 70 days, your chances of having contracted HIV from your commando-Rambo activities with your unknown-status gal are remote at best. If you want a definitive/conclusive result, get one additional HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The results will undoubtedly be negative. Then WOO-HOO like a banshee in heat and vow never to put yourself at risk again, OK?

Dr. Bob



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