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Just tested, but could do with some advice

Apr 25, 2009

Hi Doc,

I emailed you awhile back as my BF was told he was HIV+ and i had unprotected sex wth him just once and was nervous as hell, just been tested at 64 days after exposure and came back negitive, i know the guidelines say 3 months after exposure, but is negitive after 64 days a good sign, i hope so as i have been stressing out!! Thanks very much, this site has been a great help!

Response from Dr. Frascino


Yes, a negative test at 64 days is encouraging, but not conclusive or definitive. For that you'll need to wait until the three month mark. It is true that the majority of HIV-infected folks will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood four to six weeks after primary infection. However, the "majority" is not nearly accurate enough when dealing with a disease which has such potentially devastating consequences.

Good luck!

Dr. Bob

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