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unprotected sex 7 years ago

Feb 10, 2011

I had unprotected sex 7 years ago and never had any signs or symptoms. It's very hard I get sick. it is possible I have HIV?

Response from Dr. Young


Yes, it is entirely possible (though somewhat unlikely) to have asymptomatic HIV infection 7 years after exposure.

The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Indeed, if you EVER have had sex, I'd recommend testing; current US care guidelines suggest testing for all persons age 13-64 as a matter of routine health care.

Be well, BY

tested partners with different results still continue with unprotected sex.
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