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What do you mean by exposure???

May 2, 2013

Does it count as an exposure if the person has been tested and has been repeatedly negative? Say a person I was with has been consistently negative and is not infected, does it affect the 90 day window period for an actual exposure I had?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi You can only get HIV from someone who has HIV. The window period is the time from exposure to the 90 day mark where someone can test negative but actually be positive. The test is looking for the body making antibodies against HIV. Everyone develops these antibodies at different rates of time, but it will happen within the 90 days.

If the person who are having sex with and is testing negative has no other exposures they are negative, but you want to make sure that you are negative as well. That's why we talk about exposures. If the exposure is protected than it is not considered an exposure. We know that condoms are effective in preventing HIV transmission.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

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