|Are Tests Conclusive?
May 26, 2012
I read about "non-HIV 1 and non-hiv-2" on one of the HIV sites. What is this, and does it exist? I've had PCR (2008), Hiv 1/2 antibody test(2010), Western Blot, and a single Hiv 2 test after one exposure many years ago and all tests were negative. Am I safe? I'm having serious health/immunity issues (lymphoma and possibly lipodystrophy) and this is scary to think that I might be infected but testing negative after so many years. I am terrified really.
| Response from Ms. Southall
HI There are two strains of HIV, known as HIV 1 and HIV 2. But all the testing, test you for both.
The guidelines for testing are being initially tested at 3 weeks from exposure then again at 3 months. If both of these tests are negative then so are you.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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