|Dr. Bob. Your services are requested - will donate.
Apr 5, 2010
26 Male. Circumcised. No genital sores. No tattoos. Healthy with good immune system. Who stupidly engaged in straight vaginal intercourse with a prostitute of African decent and unknown status 4 weeks ago in a German brothel. PHEW! A condom was used with water based lubricant, but due to my intoxication, I am only 75% confident it stayed intact during the entire act. I do remember it sliding up my penis but not exposing my urethra. 2 weeks post possible exposure hiv 1/2 antibody test was negative. I took it for a baseline status, but also heard that approximately 50% will produce antibodies. Is this correct?
No rash, No fevers, No enlarged lymph nodes. I do have a slight sore throat which started around day 24. Could this be the start of ARS?
It been confirmed! I am officially a worry well and need your advice, and if its not asking too much, your good karma while I wait for the 4 week antibody test results.
This entire situation has been stressful, and pretty much has consumed my thoughts. I feel like I am stuck in this HIV infested moment. I need some advice!
Please respond with instructions on how to donate
Thanks again doctor bob.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
If you're 75% confident you have protected sex, then you have a 25% reason to get HIV tested!
I cannot validate the 50% statistic for a two-week test. What I will say is that the majority of HIV-infected folks will have detetable levels of anti-HIV antibody in their blood within four to six weeks of primary HIV infection. You will need to wait until at least the three-month mark for a definitive HIV-antibody test result.
Regarding your "slight sore throat" at day 24, no, I do not believe this is HIV ARS related.
Dr. Bob's good-luck karma signed, sealed and sent! Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated.
Good luck. Be well.
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