Apr 15, 2012
I had unprotected gay sex with 2 different partners, both indicated they were HIV negative. The sex was brief dipping and not to completion, meaning neith partner ejaculated inside me. Both of these events were 3 and 4 weeks ago respectively. Last week I got a sore throat, fever and swollen glands that lasted days. I tested negative 2 days after the symptoms presented and disappeared. Could the test be wrong?
| Response from Mr. Cordova
It's not that the test is wrong. it's that your body has not had enough time to produce antibodies in sufficient enough quantities that can be detected by the test. Only a negative HIV test at the 90 day mark can be considered conclusive.
Dipping, while a lower risk than full on penetrative sex, is still a risk. Anytime you have unprotected penetrative sex, you are at risk. The risk for the receptive partner is always higher.
I would suggest a test at the 90 day mark, just to be safe.
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