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Should You Get Tested Again For Hiv If Your First Test Come Back Negative

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I'm HIV negative, first sexual partner (unprotected) tested negative today in HIV walk in clinic. Do i still undertake treatment?

Im HIV negative and foolishly had unprotected sex with someone who hadnt been checked in almost a year. Today he tested negative in a HIV walk in clinic. Beforehand, I was given the post exposure prophylaxis starter kit from a local std clinic due...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The issue is that HIV tests do not pick up very recent infection. So, if your partner was theoretically infected a week before having sex with you it is possible he would be highly infectious yet antibody negative.The chances of this are low but... Read more »

RE: Looking for final reassurance (tested negative for HIV) & (Also tested negative for HCV)

Hello Dr. Bob,I have been woo-hooing very well from around the time I read your response, but... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Tests Negative for Porn Actors Who Performed With "Patient Zero"

HIV tests conducted on the co-workers of an adult-film actor diagnosed with the virus in October have discovered no new infections, the co-founder of Vivid Entertainment told the Los Angeles Times on Friday. "We can confirm that all performers who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S.: 41 Percent Diagnosed With HIV at First Test

Many people who learn they are HIV-positive are testing for the first time, according to a new study. Researchers from CDC analyzed data on persons age 13 and older newly diagnosed with HIV from 2006 to 2009 in 18 jurisdictions taking part in an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Communities Nationwide Recognize National HIV Testing Day; U.S. First Lady Addresses Importance of Testing

Communities nationwide on Friday will promote and offer no-cost HIV screenings to mark National HIV Testing Day, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports (Torbati, South Florida Sun-Sentinel , 6/26). According to HHS , an estimated 250,000... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira's HIV Test Receives First EU Order

Canada-based MedMira recently said its distributor in Spain had ordered 400,000 of its MiraCare rapid-result HIV tests. This is the first major shipment of the tests to Europe. The distributor will focus first on pharmacies, hospitals and... Read more »
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Got first test results back

Posted by joeyjojo8, 1 Reply
NEGATIVE! I posted some time ago regarding one time uprotected hetero intercourse with a Thai prostitute (please don't comment on how stupid that was). I had a bDNA test done and it came back negative. I will do a follow up antibody test shortly. By... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Going tomorrow for my first HIV test ever

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
Tomorrow I have decided that I am going to go for my first HIV test. I am 36 heterosexual male and I have had about a an dozen partners over the past 18 years.
I have used condoms not even "done the tip to see how it feels" like Vaughn says for all... Read more »

First HIV test in 14 years

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For reasons of paranoia, I hadn't taken an HIV test since 1991, and I've been sexually active with many men (I'm a male) since then, though I've tapered off in the last few years(and haven't done anything remotely unsafe in about two years). ... Read more »