Viral Meningitis, HIV, and confusing test results "confused"
Feb 17, 2012
My girlfriend was admitted to hospital with viral meningitis , subsequently through blood tests was found to be hiv positive, she was tested again and negative, now we are both awaiting results. Now, because of the menengitis, the doctor says if we are positive, I gave it to her????? really? I was tested 3 mos before i started dating her and was negative. see my confusion?
Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for your question,
Sounds like you're in the middle of the (retesting) period.. This can be a somewhat stressful time, but you both are doing what you need to in order to find your answers. A full risk assessment and finishing testing should hopefully clear this all up.
I'm not sure why your doctor would accuse you of infecting your girlfriend though.
Getting tested 3 months before dating your girlfriend was a great move. The only thing to make sure of is that you were tested 3 months after the last (unprotected) sex partner you had before your girlfriend.
Hope this helps!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Would Like To See Images Of Aids Sores On Body
- CBC And Lymphocytes When Pregnant
- Does Hiv Cause Absolute Lymphocyte Count?
- When Having Sex The Condom Broke Is It Possible For You To Get Hiv From An Infected Person?
- How Accurate Are Current Hiv Tests At 5 Weeks?
- Used Razor Blade Hiv Risk
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.