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  • Apprehensive
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    Please Dr. Tan reply..

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  • Apprehensive
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    Do I need to retest 6 months post exposure because I have undergone pep or my 3.5 months post exposure testing with 4th generation test is enough.

    Dr.Tan please reply.
    Last edited by Apprehensive; 07-26-2019, 03:21 PM.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Please reply.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Please reply.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Please Dr. Tan

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  • Apprehensive
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    This is what bothering me. This 6 month window period.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Sir but what about my testing. Do I need to retest at 6 months mark?

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  • Dr Tan Kok Kuan
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    Go see a psychiatrist
    Your problem is obviously more psychological than virological.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Please reply.

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  • Apprehensive
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    I am still anxious even our when our local counselors have told me that my tests are conclusive. But as you said that testing 6 months post exposure is also recommended as I have undergone PEP so that's why I am tensed.

    What do you think? Am I still not completely cleared from this?

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  • Dr Tan Kok Kuan
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    Yes. I am glad you are beginning to realize that stress is very likely the cause of your problems. NOT HIV.
    Stress can certainly lead to canker sores.
    However, other diseases such as dehydration, ulcerative colitis, certain forms of anemia also can present as canker sores.
    So you should still see your doctor about it.
    But the main thing for you is, the canker sores cannot be due to HIV.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Thank you Drs.
    One last thing that I have been geeting canker sores lately. 2 sores I got 1.5 months post exposure. 1 I got 2 months post exposure and currently now 4 months post exposure. Can these be due to the extravagant amount of stress I had been going through lately?

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  • Dr. Grace Huang
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    The 4th gen test which you have done several times is conclusive. But I can see you clearly have anxiety. If you feel you need to test one last time formally at 6 months to close the issue, go ahead. I do not expect your result to change. If you anxiety persists, I suggest considering counselling to help you move on.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Thank you for your reply sir.

    I am 100% clear conclusive and did not contract HIV? Testing at 6 months will be unnecessary? Am I right sir.

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  • Dr. Chester Lan
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    Dear Apprehensive,

    Our advice is that you move on. If you have decided to find a source that says you have to be cleared at 6th month mark, and you do decide to follow that source, then nothing we can say can convince you otherwise.

    Thank you

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