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Am I or am I not?
Aug 7, 2013

Hi sir, I'll just get straight to it. About four months ago, went to a local clinic in my area for an HIV test. Shortly after I performed my swab test about 20 minutes later, the was a second faint line. I freaked out, but I was also asking myself, how was this possible? I always use protection. that same day I took four more test that I bought from the store ( the Oralquick swab test), but this time they all came back negative. I also went to a clinic where I had to pay to have by blood taken for a second opinion, and that one came back negative. I continued purchasing and taking the swab test for 4 months now and they all come back negative. On another note, I am still promiscuous and I always wear a condom, even before the first test. My question is, am I HIV positive, or am I not? It's been on my mind for 4 months now, and next week I am about to buy another swab test, because my 6 month window period still has not come.

Response from Rev. Brown

Dear friend: With the number of tests that you have taken, and the continual showing of a negative test, it sounds like you are negative. On another note you have shared about your promiscuity and if you don't want to have the worry of possibly being positive I would encourage you to reduce the number of partners as that reduces the number of possible exposures to HIV, as you do us condoms all the time, which is good.



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