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Mar 15, 2010

Hi Dr. Bob

Heres my conundrum. Vagina sex with a woman who is pos found out later. contracted hsv, hpv, ghonnerea, chlamydia, and hopefully not hiv. terribly horrible experience. How does a women have that many disease. My symptoms as of four wekks aside from the std symptoms starting at 4 weeks pink dots on upper, lower trunk, face,arms. swollen lymphs in groin, armpit. white paste on tongue, burning tongue. my test were dna pcr at 6 weeks, hiv eia at 98 days. Do i have to test again at 6 months. If yes, why, whats the difference between someone who does exactly what i did but doesnnt know for sure if they have it then me who found out later.

Thanks Dr. Bob

only 22, dont want hiv

Response from Dr. Frascino


Unprotected sex does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV. That you managed to contract HSV, HPV, gonorrhea and chlamydia all from the same woman is indeed impressive.

Your undetectable qualitative HIV DNA PCR at 6 weeks and negative EIA at 98 days are extremely encouraging. The CDC recommends one additional confirmatory HIV-antibody test at the six-month mark from the date of exposure for folks who had a significant HIV exposure to a source known to be HIV infected. You can contact the CDC if you want a full explanation of their rationale for this six-month test.

It's important to note your conundrum could have been completely avoided by using a condom! I'm fairly certain you've now learned this lesson.

Good luck with your six-month test.

Dr. Bob

Poss exposure 30 days, have these symtoms?helpplz
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