Jul 4, 2007
I had an incident where I could have possibly been exposed to HIV. I say that because I do not know that persons sexual history. The condom came off while having sex, but I do not know how long we were exposed before I noticed it. This happened 12 months ago, and I took an HIV1/HIV2 blood test via EIA. It came back as (non-Reactive). Is this enough testing or is that type of test only for people with recent exposure? Do I need a "retake?" I guess I am just paranoid because I was recently falsely diagnosed with Hep B when I really did not have it. Ever since then I have been really STD concious and have also decided to wait until I am married before I have sex. (after my spouse gets tested). Thank you for reading this.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your negative EIA at 12 months is definitive and conclusive. There is not need for additional HIV testing. HIV is not your problem. No way, no how.
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