HIV Antibodies 10 years after exposure
Apr 23, 2011
I am a married mom. In 1999 I had two potential exposures - french kissing and a few months later a man ejaculated on my hands in a bar restroom- my drink may have been drugged because I have only spotty memories of the event and didn't drink that evening except a soft drink. I tested HIV Negative on an Antibody EIA HIV 1/2 w/reflexes and sub type O on Feb. 8, 2011. I have tried to find whether a person who is HIV + will always make antibodies because I am concerned I waited too long to test. Can you advise? By the way, I think you are such a special human being. I read that you were positive and I honestly believe God (I don't know if you are religious) put you here to help those who need compassion, humor and understanding. What a blessing you are.
Response from Dr. Frascino
No, you didn't wait too long to get an accurate HIV-antibody test result! Once someone seroconverts to HIV positive the antibodies are detectable until death (or shortly before, in some HIVers).
Your HIV-acquisition risk is extremely remote. I have no doubt you will test HIV negative.
Finally, yes, I believe in the higher powers!
Be well. Happy Easter!
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