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I Tested Negative Twice For Hiv Do I Have It

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When to re-test when negative twice

I am married to a man who has been HIV for 3 years. We have been together for 9 years, which did not practice safe sex for 7 of those years. I have tested negative twice in 1993 and 1995. My husband and I now practice abstience. Should I get tested...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.If you test negative 6 months after your LAST possible exposure to the virus(or anytime after that), your test results indicate, with more than 99%accuracy, that you are not infected. It's never a guarantee... Read more »

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