|HIV test and Liquid?
Dec 4, 2008
Thank you Dr. McGowan for your previous answer, I apreciate it. So I guess I should stop worrying. Because the instance that bothered me took place 3 years ago, so I got tested recently (test was negative) and the day before I had a cold so I drank lots of fluids and that is why I was worried that those fluids would interfere with HIV antibody levels in my blood and cause a negative result (dilute them or something). Would you say all it is is just my anxiety? And after 3 years, it would sure be diagnosed by now?
Response from Dr. McGowan
Yes, I would not worry about an exposure from 3 years ago if your test is now negative. Generally by 6 months the test should be positive. Just continue to take steps to remain negative.
Be well, Joe
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