Jan 30, 2002
Hi, and thank you for your tireless efforts in helping people - you are all very special!
My question(s) is/are pretty simple, but one that may help me with my anxiety. I had a relatively low risk exposure in October, 2000 (unprotected insertive oral sex and protected vaginal sex with someone of unknown status). In June, 2001 I applied for life insurance in which a nurse was sent to my home to collect blood and urine specimens for the routine labwork. She mentioned an HIV test, and it was discussed on the consent form that I signed, but as I did not see the results, I am not sure that one was done. I was issued the policy, so I assume that if they did one, the results were negative, right? Was this sufficient time to allow my body to create antibodies (8 months)? Is this a reliable source to say that am not infected? Do you think that they even did a test?
Thank you, your response will be very helpful to me!
p.s. I am a 30 year old male and the policy was for 200,000 if that matters!
| Response from Ms. Breuer
Trust us: if the insurance company issued a policy to you, they tested you for HIV. Had your test result been positive, they would have to have notified you.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
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 TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.