|sex after taking ARV's
Mar 23, 2006
I was bitten by an AIDS patient and put on ARV's for 28 days.I have tested negative after 6 weeks.Is it still necessary to use condoms when making love with my wife who is also HIV negative?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
I would recommend you continue using condoms with your wife until your final HIV follow-up test confirms your negative HIV status. If, for instance, you are a health care worker who had a significant enough exposure to warrant PEP, the US Public Health Service Guidelines recommend follow-up HIV testing out to six months. The HIV specialist following your case should be able to give you a specific recommendation based on the specifics of your case.
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