expuose to the HIV virus in a fight
Dec 28, 2010
how probably is that i could have been infected in a fight with a theft(african american hiv +ve), that hurt me in my head with something that he had in his hand( ring or jewerly) if he had been bleeding and his blood could have been into my laceration ( 5 stiches in the hospital), i had a test result 7 weeks,11 weeks and 14 weeks -ve. should i make another one in 6 months or really is a urban myth flip from negative to positive in 10 weeks
Response from Dr. McGowan
Sorry to hear about your injury. If there was the possibility of blood to blood contact through the wound I would suggest getting the 6 month test just to put it to rest. It is true that over 95% of cases would be identified by 3 months, but a test at 6 months would cover even those rare cases of late conversion. Some newer tests that incorporate P24 antigen screening with antibody may elimate the need for these later tests.
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.