Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


HIV test necessary after making out?
Apr 29, 2012

Hello everyone, Of course I recently just had a pretty big HIV scare over 2 months ago. Since I had unprotected sex, I was tested for HIV by the Elisa and PCR which I was told by multiple resources including Laboratory Corporations of America and TSTD.ORG that it is extremely accurate at 2 weeks. Of course the partner I had sex with stated they had no STD's or HIV but that is never enough for me to believe so I took the initiative. Anyhow, everything came back negative and they told me from the testing center to stop worrying and move on with my life as I am HIV negative. So 9 days prior to my test, I had a brief episode of making out in a movie theatre and now am wondering if it is necessary for me to get another HIV test because I do not know their HIV status, even though they claimed to be negative? Everyone I know has told me to stop worrying and move on with my life as I am clean but I figured I would ask anyways. I have read so much that I have brainwashed myself and scared myself to the point of where enough is enough and just want an honest answer.

Thanks much, Scared 19 year old

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Rest assured kissing is not a risk for HIV transmission. You do not need to start the process over again. You are fine!

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



Previous
Risk of HIV due to hand job
Next
I had protected vaginal sex with a friend.

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement