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Silent Carrier
Jul 16, 2002

A woman I had unprotected sex with has tested HIV negative. She is the only woman I have had unprotected sex with. I have swollen glands and occassional skin ulcers. Is there any need for me to get tested? Is there such a thing as a silent HIV carrier? Thanks.

Response from Mr. Kull

If your partner was in fact HIV negative (as demonstrated by an antibody test performed at least three months after her last exposure), then you are not at risk of getting infected with HIV from sex with her. If you truly want to know your own HIV status, it's important that you get tested yourself and not base your status on someone else's word. You should also have symptoms checked out by your doctor.

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