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Dec 3, 2010

I have had a partner that was diagnosed in 2002 with HIV, since then i have tested 20 times. is there still a chance of me contracting the virus. My partner died 6 Nov 2010. My last test was Feb 2010 before my surgery

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Sorry to hear about your partner's passing.

The guidelines for HIV screening following a significant HIV exposure, such as unprotected sex with someone confirmed to be HIV positive, recommend HIV-antibody testing at both the three- and six-month marks. If you remain HIV-antibody negative out to 6 months, you are definitively and conclusively negative and no additional HIV testing would be warranted.

Be well.

Dr. Bob



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