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
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.