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Can i trust my results?
Sep 2, 2011

I was in a relationship last August-November, where i had unprotected sex. My partner refused to get tested stating that he is not sick. I broke up with him and got my STD test in February, 3 months after my last exposure. It came negative, all including HIV. I still was having issues like enlarged (about 1 cm) lymph nodes in my armpits and neck. I got another test in late May, 6 months after exposure. It came negative as well. Now, i am having diarreah for about two months and i lost 5 pounds last week (never ever happened before even when i was dieting). I have to tell that my lymphnodes now shrinked, after being enlarged for about 7-8 months. I am really really concerned about my results. Since i wanted to keep it anonymously, i used on line option, elsewhere advertised getstdtested.com. Are they are reliable? Can i trust my results? Have you ever heard about them being not accurate?

Response from Dr. McGowan

I am not familiar with the site you mentioned so I cannot comment on whether or not it would be accurate. You can go to your local health department and ask for anonymous testing if that is your preference. A negative test after 6 months from an unprotected sexual encounter would be adequate to assure that you are HIV negative. Thanks, Joe



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