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Dear bobino... Some help please?

May 9, 2010

Dear bob,

I had a high risk exposure 7 weeks ago with a female sex worker who was HIV Positive.

I developed some symptoms at 5 weeks.

I had the following test results:

negative insti test 5 weeks;

negative Antibody and viral load at 5 weeks;

negative negative duo test at 6 weeks (p24);

my question is ... Is there anyway I could still turn out to be positive at 3 months? I have read all about how each measure can come or go or not show for 3 months. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks

Response from Dr. Frascino


The CDC recommends HIV-antibody testing out to six months for folks who had a significant HIV exposure to someone who is confirmed to be HIV infected. Your results to date, including three negative HIV-antibody tests out to six weeks and an undetectable viral load at five weeks, are extremely encouraging. I would still recommend you follow the guidelines and get an HIV-antibody test at both the three- and six-month marks.

Dr. Bob

In response Molluscum 2010!!!
Personal and i really hope there will be a response

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