Your ID doctor is exactly right. Blood test results always are more reliable than symptoms.
Anyway, you were at viirtually zero risk. To my knowledge, in the quarter century of the worldwide AIDS epidemic, I am unaware of a single case of HIV being acquired the way you describe; and the odds are the stripper doesn't have HIV.
Best wishes-- HHH, MD
I guess I am still hung up on the 26 versus 28 day PCR DNA thing. Do you think this is cause for any concern? or is there not much difference?
There is no way you can acquire HIV the way you describe. Just move on with your life. 26 or 28, you are just splitting hairs. There is a good link about hypchondria, I think that is gonna be a better help for you than HIV related info: http://healthresources.caremark.com/topic/hypochondria
This is a possible method of transmission ( its well documented - mainly from mother to infant ) even though it is minimal it is possible and therefore I am trying to go through the proper steps to get past it. I wouldn't be thinking so much about it if it wasnt' for the swollen lymph nodes. I suck on my wifes nipples now and breast milk comes up and we have a two year old. The stripper did as well and I tasted something. I just wanted to make sure the DNA PCR was viewed as a reliable test as well as a 7 week negative antibody.
You are splitting hairs to worry about 26 vs 28 days. And you are flat wrong about the risk; this is not a realistically possible method of transmission. Many infants nursed by infected mothers do not become infected; when it happens, it's typically after ingesting a couple ounces of milk daily for weeks or months.
And as I have said innumerable times, symptoms of HIV never are a valid indicator of new infection; the blood test results always are more reliable.
Drop it and move on. There is no point in continuing this thread.
I just took a Rapid Oral at 52 days - negative. Would you recommend me getting tested in the future or just stop now?
I promise - last question.
Thanks for your time.
If he didn't believe you had a risk in the first place, why on earth do you think he'd tell you to test again??
You are not thinking rationally.
This thread is over. Stop posting meaningless follow-up comments or questions.