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dentist question...please dr bob..
Mar 21, 2011

dr bob,what is the reliability of hiv anti body tests?whether a person is truly free of hiv after 3 years of risky exposure if the rapid anti body tests came back negative?i suffered such kind of incident and negative still after 3 years of testing.exposure 3 yaears back..patient tested and negative,no pep taken..living in hell since 3 years..i have persistant tongue coat and submandibular nodes enlarged alittle.since 2 years..suffered alot of tension since 3 years..not married and future projects are still in the waiting list..

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Worried Dentist,

Your negative HIV-antibody tests out three years are definitive, conclusive, excessive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.

If you continue to have difficulty accepting the overwhelming and irrefutable evidence that you are HIV negative, you should consider seeing a psychiatrist or psychotherapist to help you confront and conquer your irrational HIV fears.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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