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Donation for a good cause(elite controller)
Jun 16, 2009

Hi Dr Bob After unprotected sex with a female of unknown status, and completion of pep. I had a elisa test done 175 days (25 weeks) after exposure, and results came back negative.so if I were a elite controller and I were in actual fact positive would a elisa test react positive?Could the pep have slowed down the production of antibodys beyond 6 months? Are 6 months test results conclusive ? Where can I make a donation? Thanx Doc.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your negative ELISA at 175 days after your exposure (and after a course of PEP) is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.

Even if you were an elite controller, your ELISA test would still be positive. Elite controllers control HIV replication (viral load); however, they do not control anti-HIV antibody production. In other words, all elite controllers will always test HIV-antibody positive.

PEP would not delay anti-HIV antibody production beyond six months.

Donation information for the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at www.concertedeffort.org.

Be well. Stay well. Yell WOO-HOO!

Dr. Bob



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