|Carrier vs passing on HIV
Feb 16, 2006
My father, who molested me when I was 9, was diagonsed with HIV recently. I was tested for HIV as a standard procedure when I was pregnant-it was negative. Is there still a chance that I could be a carrier of the virus and it not show up on tests. and can you be a carrier and pass it on to your children and not test positive ? Also, if I am negative would it be safe for my sister to assume she is negative as well or should she be tested. She and her husband are more than a little concerned. Thank you for your time and answer.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
If you tested negative three months or longer after the last potential exposure, you are HIV negative. No, you could not be a carrier or pass something you do not have on to your children.
Regarding your sister, if she was molested, she should be tested. If not, I see no cause for concern.
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