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Anxiety and confusion - Please help

Jun 13, 2011

Dear Bob,

I had an unprotected sex with a Sex worker in US. After two months period, i had a small infection in the edge of my buttocks and cured in a week wih out any treatment. After 3 months, i had a dry and itchy all over my body when i exposed to sun or while eating a hot food. after five months, I was noticed Dark urine, chills, Blurred vision and cold sores in my mouth. I went to urologists for testing. My doctor tested and informed me that i am having Urinary infection and prescribed cipro for 21days (2 times)

Due to my HIV anxiety, I have tested for STD (Includes HIV antibody) testing after 5 months of exposure and the result came as negative. Again i have tested for all STD (Includes HIV DNA PCR, HIV antibody, HIV 1/o/2 abs qual) at 6 months and came as negative.

I am worrying like, due to my Urinary infection, will my HIV test be a false negative? was there a chance taking cipro during that period affects my HIV test? Kindly help to erase my anxiety and fear? I am not able to concentrate on my work or in my personal life. I will dontae generously to this foundation.

Please advise.

Response from Dr. Frascino


Your fears are unwarranted. Neither a urinary tract infection nor taking Cipro would affect the accuracy of HIV-antibody tests or PCR testing. Your negative HIV-antibody tests and undetectable HIV DNA PCR out to six months are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No further HIV tests are warranted.

Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( It's warmly appreciated. In return I'm sending my good-luck/good-health karma that you will forever be HIV free!

Good luck. Be well.

Dr. Bob

Did my negligence put someone in danger
Hiv-1/2 EIA RR, Hiv-1 WB Negative

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