|Help please doctor
Jan 19, 2010
I got a simple question here. Please do answer.
24 weeks back I had unprotected oral sex, protected vaginal sex and mutual masturbation with a commercial sex worker in Bangkok, Thailand. Then I tested several times as follows:
1. ECLIA test(6 weeks) - negative 2. MEIA test(9 weeks) - negative 3. ECLIA test(14 weeks) - negative 4. Rapid test(16 weeks) - inconclusive 5. ELISA test(16 weeks) - negative 6. MEIA test(16 weeks) - negative 7. NAT test(16 weeks) - negative 8. ELISA test(18 weeks) - negative 9. MEIA test(20 weeks) - negative 10. HIV I & II ab test by Immunocromatography method(24 weeks) - negative
The reason for having so many tests is my recurring swollen lymph nodes in the neck, which still persists. An ENT specialist referred it as cervical lymphadenitis and said may be it's because of some recurring viral infection. I started having swollen neck lymph nodes after 13 weeks and now after 24 weeks it still persists.
Now my question is:
Is my HIV antibody test exactly past 24 weeks(169 days) conclusive and definitive? Do I need to test out any further?
Please do answer doctor. Thanking you for the great work you are doing. God bless you.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 24 weeks are definitive, conclusive, WOO-HOO-able and highly excessive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional tests are warranted as a result of your "one night in Bangkok" banging cock! Continue to play safe (safer) and you'll stay safe (safer).
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