[Question #3528] Testing after years from last incident

34 months ago
Hello Drs.,

My question is are the Oraquick Home Test good after 8-9 years? This was was the only time I had unprotected sex with my ex-girlfriend and the last time I had sex. I took 3 of these over the weekend on seperate days and all 3 came out negative with only the C line showing after the 20 minute. 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
34 months ago
Welcome to the Forum.  I'll be pleased to comment.  Believe your test results.  The exposure you describe was relatively low risk and if you had acquired HIV your tests would certainly be positive at this time.  Following becoming positive, HIV tests remain positive for life in infected persons.    There is no need for further testing related to this exposure years ago.  You are in the clear.  EWH
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34 months ago
Thank you Dr for the quick response. Was stressing over about the test. Thank you again.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
34 months ago
Glad to help.  EWH
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