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Please Big Bob

Oct 11, 2009

Hi Dr. Bob, I had a high risk and tested with the EIA ab 3rd generation test and was negative way past 6 months. Do I need to test with the 4th generation? Am I dumb? Yes.

Response from Dr. Frascino


A negative EIA antibody test (3rd generation) taken "way past 6 months" is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted (including 4th generation tests).

Are you dumb? Gosh, that's hard to evaluate over the Internet. Did you vote for Bush twice? Do you listen to Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin? Do you have penetrative sex without a latex or polyurethane condom? If you answer yes to any of these questions, let's say there is room for intellectual improvement.

Be well! Be safe. Be smart!

Dr. Bob

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