|doubt regarding false negative HIV test
Nov 10, 2012
i had sexual intercourse with a commercial sexual worker 3 months back using double condoms,i doubt i had a small cut on my hand during that time which occured on that day morning and remember touching her vagina with the hand. i also had oral contact with the breasts of the csw at that time. i was scared of contracting HIV took PEP for about 15 days and had to stop the treatment because of adverse events..is there a possibility of me contracting the virus.since i doubt whether her genital secretions were on her breast also. can i rest assured if i have a negative test at 3 months post exposure or is there a possibility of false negative test at three months since i took partial PEP. is there risk of transmitting the virus if there is infective fresh vaginal secretions on her breast. please do reply
| Response from Dr. Wohl
For what you describe, I would not have offered you PEP. There was no significant exposure here.
Regardless, yes the three month test after PEP can be trusted. No significant exposure + negative HIV test = No Infection.
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