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Husband just died overdose hiv+ I am hiv- wife
Aug 17, 2005

My husband was hiv+ and had hep c for many years and just recently died from drug overdose I am negative as I get tested every year for both hiv and hepc I have consistently tested negative for both and we have not engaged in any sexual activity for the last 2 yrs. My last test was in July of last year & it was neg.( I test every year full blood work up) Do I need to be concerned any longer about having the virus? I am not sexually active.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

I've very sorry to hear about your husband. Based on the information that you've provided, I very seriously doubt that you have to worry about HIV infection at this point. You had a negative test about 1 year after your last potential exposure-- as such, I'd view you as HIV negative.

Nevertheless, since testing is easy and inexpensive (if not free), if there's any lingering doubt, I'd simply get retested.

Again, my sympathies. I hope this answer helps in some way. BY

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