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
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.
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