The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
For World AIDS Day, read about stigma, criminalization and more >>
Ask the Experts About

Women and HIVWomen and HIV
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Test Negative
Jan 9, 2005

Last May, I tested negative. This was three months after a possible exposure - brief oral sex without ejaculation. Shortly after the encounter, I got a cold and my gums swelled. This went away. I first tested at 80 days and the test was negative. The doctor was reluctant to administer a second test at the three month mark because she said my risk was low. She suggested that I test at six months.

It will be a year in February. Lately, I have had two colds and an eye infection - maybe conjunctivitis. Do you think I need to retest now or do you think my three month test was conclusive? I've read conflicting reports.

Thank you and Happy New Year.

Response from Dr. Sullivan

I do not think you need to be retested; you can be absolutely reassured by your negative test at three months; JLS.

are hiv meds making it hard to conceive?
Possible Semen / Saliva and Strip Club

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint