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One more thing to confirm
Jul 28, 2010

Hi Doctor, You mean if my sex is qualified as the high-risk exposure to HIV, I must monitor my Antibody up to 6 months. So it is meaningless for my previous tests? even for possible Antigen tests?

Thanks a lot!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Your previous tests are not "meaningless;" in fact, they are very encouraging. However, they are not conclusive or definitive. For a conclusive result you'll need to repeat your HIV-antibody test at the three- and six-month marks.

You're welcome a lot!

Dr. Bob

Six Weeks enough? Jul 27, 2010

Dear Dr. Bob,

My boyfriend was diagnosed to be a HIV infector, and we took two or three times of unprotected sex. We are gays and I am the bottom role. I have tested after his diagnosis around 2 weeks, 22 days and 43 days. (The latter two tests are based on HIV antigen/antibody combination test, say that 4th generation).Some of advisors told me that I have no rish of infection of HIV, while others persist on that 3 months. May I know your opinion?

Thanks a lot!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

No, six weeks is not enough. The current guidelines recommend HIV-antibody testing immediately, at three months, and again at six months for significant HIV exposures. Having unprotected anal receptive sex with a top partner confirmed to be HIV positive would definitely qualify as a significant HIV exposure.

I would suggest you and your boyfriend read through the chapter in the archives devoted to magnetic couples.

Good luck to you both.

Dr. Bob



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