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Tested Positive, partner tested Negative. Is that possible?

On the 11th February I tested positive and my partner went on the 17th and he tested negative and that confuses me because we've been together for 6 years and we've never used condoms. Is that possible?After I showed him I that I tested...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It sounds as if you are questioning your results, given your boyfriend's results. You should check back with your caregiver to go over the testing and results, and if there is any question, repeat the testing. It is possible for a partner of an... Read more »

Tested Positive, partner tested Negative. Is that possible?

I've been tested HIV positive 3 weeks ago. I told my partner same day. The following week he... Read more »

Partner of 12 years has tested HIV Positive and I have Tested Negative

Good morning Dr Southall:Here goes, my partner of 12 years has been recently diagnosed with HIV, I... Read more »
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What About the Partners of Women With Abnormal Pap or Positive HPV Tests?

In detailing the background of the current study, the authors observed: "Because high-risk HPV [human papillomavirus] is highly prevalent in the general population, usually transient, and rarely causes clinical symptoms, and because diagnostic and... Read more »
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HIV-Positive Women Report More Lifetime Partner Violence: Findings from a Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

There is growing evidence linking the epidemics of HIV and violence against women. Women are the fastest-growing population to become infected with HIV in most regions of the world. In 1999, it was estimated that there were 15,000 new infections per... Read more »
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Unique, Statewide Program of Acute HIV Testing and Partner Outreach Finds That Many Acute Infections in North Carolina May Stem From Exposure to Chronically Infected Patients

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I just tested positive and My partner tested neg

Posted by Leonardo, 3 Replies
I just tested positive on Friday. I told my partner and took him for testing. He tested negative. We've been together 11 years and have always had unprotected sex. I feel so alone now. I want to die. I can't bear to think of my life with him... Read more »

11 weeks and Tested Negative. Test Again?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative about 11 weeks after I broke up with my last partner. The result is shy of 2 weeks, since 13 weeks is consider conclusive.

But would being "One 1/2 week" shy, really make a different in the result of my test?

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if i test negative, does he still need to test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been in a monogamous relationship with my boyfriend for almost a year. We usually have unprotected sex. Although I trust that he is monogamous with me as well, I don't know that much about his past sexual history. So I'm planning on getting... Read more »

Extensive Exposure But Tested Negative - Retest?

Posted by jemison, 4 Replies
I am a hetero female who was exposed to hiv by my partner. We had unprotected sex (oral, vaginal, anal) at least 60 times over a period of 4 months (April to August of this year). Immediately after finding out that he was positive, I was tested... Read more »