Oct 15, 2005
My Wife tested HIV positive and I tested Negative. She now tells me I may be an HIV carrier. I am new to all this. My question is Can I be a HIV carrier and test Negative?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post and I'm very sorry to hear about your wife's status.
If you test HIV antibody negative (especially if it's been more than 6 months after your last potential exposure), then you aren't a "carrier". Indeed, the only way for you to be HIV-infected at this point is if you were very recently infected and do not yet have a positive antibody test. To be sure about your status, I'd advise practicing safer sexual (or drug) habits and get another HIV antibody test within 6 months of your last potential exposure.
Good luck, thanks for reading. BY
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