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Jun 30, 2011

January 30 I had high risk sex with a person that later found out is positive. I took 3 month test which was negative. Now do i wait exactly 6 months or after 6 months to retest for that incident ??? If its negative due I retest again do to the positive partner if so when or how often ??

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for your post.

A negative test a three months usually suffices. A test at approximately 6 months (doesn't have to be exactly) will provide extra reassurance. Since the tests measure your immune response to HIV, it's sensitivity is not affected by the HIV status of the contact.

Be well, BY

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