Apr 28, 2010
I had a one night stand over a year ago and am still terrified of becoming HIV positive. I tested at 3 1/2 and 8 months after the encounter for HIV and both came back negative, but my doctor said it could take up to 2 years to detect. Everywhere I've read said it takes up to 6 months, so I don't know what to think. Am I in the clear now? Thank you so much for your time!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to eight months are definitive, conclusive, WOO-HOO-able, and move-on-able. No additional HIV tests are warranted. Yes, you're "in the clear!"
Even though you don't need additional HIV tests, there is one thing you may well need: a more competent physician.
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