If your only concern is an exposure in Nov. 07 and you have negative antibody tests at this time, you can be confident that you did not get herpes from that exposure. The lesions that you describe, by location and timing are quite possibly folliculitis. Believe the blood tests! In your situation, you really do not need further testing or have any reason for concern. You can relax. EWH
Thanks for your reply doctor, Would it be possible that the person who tested my blood is negligent or did a mistake by chance or a less experienced guy? how far i can trust it?
By the way i have acne all over my body from my childhood which is very mild nowadays, i read regarding folliculitis and some how i feel i am close to it. As the blisters were formed where the skin might have rubbed with underwear. Would you suggest any medication for me. I got the below medication from site, do u suggest to use them.
Ointment or Cream:
bacitracin, polymyxin B sulfate (Polysporin), clindamycin, erythromycin, or mupirocin (Bactroban).
Thanks & Regards,
I would urge you not to worry about your specimen being mixed up or run improperly. while theroetically possibe, in reality it virtually never happens. There are very carefully procedures in place for preventing this.
Regarding your acne. I take it you have received professional advice on its management. I am not the right person to advise you on this. I can however, assure you that your acne does not change your risk for HIV. Take care. EWH
I didn't understand your last point, i had an unprotected oral sex and i assume my chances of getting HIV is very less and it was proved in the intial blood tests also. Do you want me to go ahead and retest for HIV also this time.
I was asking medication regarding "folliculitis" or skin irritant blisters not acne, would you please advice whether the information regarding the medication i got in my previous mail is correct?
Thanks & Regards,
You do not need further HIV testing.
As for folliculits, it is usually treated with soap and water, along with gentle abrasion such as what is provided by a washcloth or loofah sponge. As I said before however, beyond this I am not a dermatologist. you would ahve to ask them about other approaches. EWH