|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.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.