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HIV Symptoms please help me
Feb 17, 2009

Dr. Bob,

please help me. i am so scared. please sir reply my question. I did unprotected sex with a girl whom i dont know. She has so many partners i know that. after 2-3 weeks of incident i had night sweets, loosing weight, sore throat, now swollen glands also. I think i am in trouble. I did test after 7 weeks of exposure it comes negative. I will redo my test after 10 weeks. what u think sir i have this virus. I am not eating, crying all day, not going anywhere just sitting on computer and taking the information of HIV.

I will promise you to donate $50.

Please reply sir you are my only hope...

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your situation is similar to many others (check the archives!), so I'll be brief, OK?

1. Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV.

2. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.

3. HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive or conclusive.

4. Your negative HIV test at seven weeks is extremely encouraging, as the vast majority of HIV-positive folks will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood within four to six weeks following primary infection.

5. Remember to always use latex (or polyurethane) condoms for penetrative sex to avoid ever having to go through this anxious period again, OK?

6. Thank you for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). In return I'm sending you my good-luck karma that your definitive three-month HIV test remains negative.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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