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Am I negative now?

May 3, 2012

I got a blood test and it came back negative at around 4 months. Am I negative?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Yes you are negative, as long as there were no other exposures to HIV after you took the test. There is a window period from time of exposure to when your body develops the antibodies against HIV. The testing guidelines are that you receive the first test at 3 weeks and the next at 3 months. If this test is negative then you are negative.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

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