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Test, Woo Hoo, But...

Sep 29, 2008

Dr. B,

As always thanks for your work here.

<Stupid question warning>

Got tested 4 mos after a low risk exposure at the SF Aids Health Project. Test was negative (woo hoo, right?)

But, two days later, I had a horrible GI virus (bloody diarrhea, etc). Now the questions:

1. Any chance the lancet was reused? 2. Are those lancets designed to only "fire" once? 3. Can I assume that I am negative, get on with the woo hoo and move on with life.

Again, thanks for your patience with silly questions like these, but your help is much appreciated.

Looking to Woo Hoo in SF

Response from Dr. Frascino


Thanks for the warning.

Dude, you got tested at the "SF AIDS Health Project." Do you really think there is a chance in hell they would be reusing their lancets??? After all it's the "health" project not the "contamination" project! I doubt even Sarah Palin could come up with such and outlandish idea. (Then again, maybe that is a bad example . . . .)

Moving on to your questions:

1. No.

2. Some lancets have that feature. I don't know which type the SF AIDS Health Project is using. However, no matter what they use to prick your finger, I can assure you it is only used once. Remember it's an AIDS health clinic frevinsakes!!!

3. Absofrickinlutely!

Now start WOO-HOOing and stop all this nonsense, OK?

Dr. Bob

ELISA/EIA & WB result for post-ARV patients with undetectable viral load
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