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Jun 30, 2008

Hello doc, if a man is having unprotected sex with the same partner for the last 6 years, does he has to wait for another 3 months(after 6 years) to get true HIV result, or he can go for hiv test straight away.? I mean, if he had been infected with HIV in the srarting days of unprotected sex,then why to wait for 3 months even after 5 years?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

The rule is to wait three months after your last potential HIV exposure to get an HIV-antibody test. Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission. Consequently, for a definitive result, you need to get tested three months or more after your last potential exposure to assure you didn't contract the virus at the time of that last roll in the hay, OK?

Dr. Bob



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