|retest or let go?
Oct 10, 2000
My last possible exposure was an affair that ended 28 months ago, which consisted primarily of deep kissing; however, on one occasion, I bit her lip -- don't know if I drew blood, but I have a history of canker sores; and on another occasion, I fondled her genitals, and since I chew the skin around my nails, don't know if I had any abrasions or open wounds on my fingers. I tested negative antibody at 12 months post last exposure, but I guess some people take longer? 1) how would you quantify this risk? 2) is a test at twelve months sufficient to rule out HIV? 3) I'm having some oral manifestations and what appears to be reactive arthritis (which can sometimes be a first manifestation of HIV); should I retest or have I done enough and just move on? thank you!
| Response from Mr. Kull
You already know what I'm going to say!
Testing HIV negative at 12 months is as good an answer as any.
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