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Nov 14, 2009

I am really afraid to go for an HIV test but i need it for an important medical examination. I had a boy friend five years ago we had unprotected sex a couple of times and then i discovered HIV medication in his room. He refused it but i break up with him immediately. Since then i have not has the courage to take one. Well i have had any health issues since then like serious but i am too afrain. My present fiance has done it twice but it is negative. We have to get married now and have to do it. Please could you give me an advice. I will be most grateful

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would like to request all of my readers with questions only related to HIV to post to the HIV forum. On the other hand any questions related to HIV and hepatitis coinfection should come to me.

To answer your question, the new recommendations since 2006 has been to offer routine HIV testing to everyone, so your doctor should offer you this test along with other routine blood tests. It is important for all people - not just you - to know their HIV status. This includes sexually active senior citizens!

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