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Aug 22, 2014

Hello Doctor,

I will be as brief as possible with my situation.

Had anal sex (Protected) with another male. Not sure if condom broke or not.

Symptoms I developed by weeks after exposure: Week 1: None Week 2: Soar throat / Major headache Week 3: Dry Mouth. No saliva. Tongue got coated white. (Most likely due to medicine I took to alleviate the soar throat?) Week 4: Diarrhea Week 5: Allergies: Runny nose, sneezing, congestion, mucus

Tests done by week: Week 1: None Week 2: HIV DUO Test for HIV 1/2 - Negative Week 3.7: HIV Rapid Test - Negative Week 3.7: HIV (Early Detection PCR) - Negative/Non-detectable Week 4: HIV DUO Test: Negative Week 5: HIV Rapid Test: Negative Week 6: HIV Rapid Test Negative

How accurate are those results? How reliable are all the tests I took? All these tests were taken at multiple Hospitals in the city of New York.

Response from Mr. Cordova

First, your risk was low. I would not have suggested testing in the first place. That aside, testing done at 28 days or greater is a good indicator of your true status. Testing done at 90 days or greater is considered conclusive.

In health,

Richard



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