Jan 11, 2012
HI doctor , i had a affair before marriage , but i tested for HIv and it was negative , now i have sex with my wife (hiv negative ) , do i still have chance of getting HIV ???
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi, This is a great question and one that has a yes and a no answer. It depends on when you were tested. There is a window period that needs to be considered in any testing situation. The standard for testing is whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90. If your test was 3 months from the affair and there were no other risk of transmission during that time than you are negative from that experience. If it wasn't than you should be tested again to ensure your status is negative.
Be well and safe, Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.