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Do I need another test?

Jul 13, 2004

I am 31 years old woman and had unprotected sex with a man about 6 years ago. This is the only time that I had unprotected sex. I had a HIV test about a month ago and it came back negative. Do I need another test, or this one is enough? I think that you are doing great job, Dr Bob. I will make a donation if you let me know how?

Response from Dr. Frascino


Yes, your negative HIV test six years after a possible exposure is indeed conclusive and definitive. As I have noted many times in this forum, HIV tests taken prior to three months after a potential exposure are not considered definitive. In your case, six years is indubitably greater than the three-month window period. Right? So, no further testing is warranted or needed if you've had no further potential exposures.

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Stay well! Thank you for your donation!

Dr. Bob

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