[Question #4145] Advice follow up

32 months ago
Hi doctors i asked a previous question that was answered very kindly by dr.hook (advice) regarding my negative results being affected or not by 10 days of pep. After looking online i am even more confused and whilst i am sure dr.hook is correct and i have nothing to worry about i cant shake of the doubt and anxiety..my last test was  a duo test at 87 days from the encounter and 74 days after my short course on pep all previous tests along with this have been negative. Can i move on?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
32 months ago
Welcome back to the Forum although I'm sorry you felt the need.  I also note that you continue to test since our earlier interaction.  Your results are not going to change, nor are my assessments or recommendations.  Despite being a great place for communication and getting some information, when it comes to HIV and other STIs the internet if full of mis-information, statements made out of context, and alarmist statements and urban myths that are just plain wrong.  Further, some sites tend to be overly conservative, making recommendations which prolong anxiety and promote unneeded testing and costs. 

My answer has not changed.  Not only can you move on but you should.  I would also urge you to stay off the internet.  EWH
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32 months ago
Hi doctor thanks for the reply..i think my fears are generated by guilt ( something that i must deal with) and the fear of infected my partner,clearly something i should have considered before my reckless actions. You have been and are most reassuring thank you
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
32 months ago
Thanks.  Glad my comments have been helpful.  EWH---
32 months ago
They certainly have doctor..and as i hinted earlier anxiety has driven my questions and fears to extent where believing is the problem! Thank you once again.

32 months ago
Thank you once again doctor i had a full nights sleep  (1st time in along time), and overtime hopefully will be able to forget whats been a fairly torrid time.Regards...
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
32 months ago
Thanks again for your thanks.  While appreciated, there is no need to continue posting.  With your permission, this thread will now be closed.  Take care.  EWH
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32 months ago
Yes thats fine doctor
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
32 months ago
Thank you.  the thread will be closed in a few hours.  EWH
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