[Question #2136] My Anti Hiv Test is Conclusive

46 months ago
Dear Dr. I had an intercourse with an escort 7 months a go..It last only 2 minutes. I used condom but I'm not sure I have safe sex because of the condom.So inthese term I have several Anti Hiv 1/2+P24 antigen and Anti Hiv 1/2 test after 35,67,88,112,120,130,150,180,189 and 204 after exposure. All result were negative..I'd like to ask I'm totally free from Hıv or need re-test until for example one or two year. My negative result can turn to positive after 7 months is it possbile...Can I have sex with my wife without any fear...Thanks..
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
46 months ago
Welcome to our Forum.  I will be glad to comment.  Statistically, most commercial sex workers do not have HIV and even when they do, even unprotected intercourse leads to infection only about once in every 2000 sex acts.  Further, condoms remain the best mechanism for preventing acquisition of infection. 

Your testing history PROVES that you were not infected by the encounter you have described.  It is simple not possible for a combination HIV antigen/antibody test to become positive six months, or even six months after an exposure.  You can be confident that you did not get HIV from your encounter over 200 days ago and do not need further testing.  In fact, from a medical perspective, further testing is a waste of time and money.

I hope these comments are helpful to you.  EWH
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46 months ago
Dear Dr. I get psychological support and use depression drugs. I am afraid that the negative result will be positive. Could you guarantee me that my negative result will not return.Can I completely dismiss HIV fear. Thanks dr...As you know my last test was nearly 7 months after exposure.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
46 months ago
Neither the need for psychological support or therapy, nor taking drugs used for depression have any effect on tests for HIV.  Believe your test results- there is no reason for further testing.  EWH
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46 months ago
Dear Dr. I get psychological support and use depression drugs because of Hıv afraid. I can not get out of my head the fear that test result could turn positive from negative. So Could you guarantee me that my negative result will not return.Can I completely dismiss HIV fear. Thanks dr...As you know my last test was nearly 7 months after exposure.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
46 months ago
Your current, repeated test for HIV clearly show that you have not acquired HIV and I encourage you to dismiss your fear of HIV.

As you know, our Forum permits up to a total of three replies to questions- this is my 3rd reply.  Please note that the forum does not permit repeated anxiety driven questions by the same users. This will have to be your last one; future new questions on this topic will be deleted without reply and without refund of your posting fee. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is designed to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers; because experience shows that continued answers tends to simply prolong such anxieties, when the real answer normally should be professional counseling which you are pursuing (good job); and because such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes. I trust you will understand.   EWH

 


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