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Jan 20, 2012

Dear Doctor,

I am a male from India. I made out with my girl friend with whom I had been for 10 months, with whom I later broke up. She said she was negative but I am taking the worst case scenario because of certain reasons.

1.) We never had sex. My only exposures were possibly of two kinds. a.) that I kissed her near the crotch area. Nowhere near the orifice, but somewhere near the clit. She was standing I was kneeling so whatever was exposed. This happened for a very short duration, say 2 seconds. b.) I might have touched my penis after touching her crotch (which might have had some vaginal fluids on it).

2.) I got an anti-body test done after 24 weeks, which came out negative. The report was given in 30 minutes and the test was done for 2 types of anti-bodies. The kit used was called 'comb-aids'.

How would you evaluate my situation? This incident happened in 2009. I know that the testing window period is 12 weeks and I was way outside it when I got tested, but I am from India and I am not very sure if they were following the same timeline / window period here in 2009. That's why I have described the kind of test.

I would be extremely extremely grateful to you for your reassurance. Thanks a ton and May God bless you for the wonderful work you are doing.

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello- Your risk was negligible in the exposure you described and your test results (whether done in India or the US) are accurate. You are not infected with HIV. Take care,


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