Apr 18, 2008
Dear doctor bob,
I had a sexual exposure on 20th August 2007.it was penile vaginal intercourse with women of unknown hiv status. I tested negative at end of three month, then again at 4.5 months. Finally, I tested on 19th February 2008, a day short of six months. The result was negative. Could a day short of six months affect my result? The incident was the first time in my life. After this incident I have not involved myself in any risky behaviour. Are my negative test results conclusive? Am I HIV negative? I am very much worried. plzzz reply.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello Still Worried,
Yes, of course your "one-day short of six months" negative HIV test is definitive and conclusive. The immune system is not a calendar or stopwatch frevinsakes! Presently we consider three months sufficient for a definitive HIV test result, barring extenuating circumstances.
Time to stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing.
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