|Another Worried One, need help!
Jan 14, 2009
Dear Doctor, I had a one night stand protected encounter with a working girl in South America on Feb 18th, 2008. Couple of weeks after the encounter, I got back home and came donw with a severe case of the FLU and experienced all of the typical symptoms I read about on the internet for HIV. I started to panic (went crazy) and got tested for STD and HIV 1/2 EIA Antibody w/ Reflexes & EIA AB Screen on 3/3/08 and all came back Non-Reactive. In August of 08 I started loosing weight and experiencing more of the symptoms I always read about and started to panic again (this time was bad). I called a friend doctor in the area and he had me retest for HIV EIA Antibody w/ Reflexes AB again in 08/06/08. The results were Non-Reactive as well. For some reason I am still worried and this has taken a toll on me mentally and emotionally.
My question is related to the window period; many sites say that to be sure one needs to test at 3, 6, and 9 months? Do I need to go back in for another exam for my peace of mind or chances are I should accept the latest results in August of 08 (almost 5 1/2 months after the encounter date)? Please help as I am going crazy and cannot stand this any longer! HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!
Thanks a million!
PD: before this encounter and ordeal I had no idea the impact of this desease; this certainly opened my eyes in many ways. This is a cause worth fighting for since so many people are afected by it.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your negative EIA out to 5.5 months is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.
I agree this is indeed a cause worth fighting for.
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