[Question #4231] 4 th gen test hiv test conclusive at 3 months or

29 months ago
Hi dr I have a  few question hope u can help so I can move on I took hiv test 4th generation at 4 week and at 6week and at 3 months all non reactive I guess that mean negative right  but the dr told me that I need one more at 6 months because it only 95% conclusive . so do u think and  conclusive at 3months or I need to test again in 6 months ? I am worry because I had intercourses with my wife after the 3 month test think that I has conclusive negative I am scared do u think it has ok to move on  and not worry  to have unprotected sex with my life? I just want to know it ok that To move on with my life I been worry for along time thank u dr for the great info god bless 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
29 months ago
Welcome back to the forum. However, you asked exactly these questions in your previous thread 2 months ago and they were clearly answered by Dr. Hook. As he said then, your result was conclusive at 6 weeks, and he told you testing at 3 months wasn't necessary. He also explained why some doctors still advise testing at longer intervals like 3 months or 6 months. You said you understood, and recognized that 'you're [Dr. Hook] the expert" and would follow his advice.

It is safe to have sex with your wife and there is no need for further HIV testing. I'm not going to re-explain the reasons. Consider re-reading your previous discussion with Dr. Hook.

Best wishes--  HHH, MD
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29 months ago
Ok so I should move on with out any worry right ? And I about std should I worry about that  last question thank u 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
29 months ago
Yes, move on without worry!---
29 months ago
Sorry yes move on or yes worry about std like herpes or I should not worry about std and move on  sorry I did not understand thank u dr 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
29 months ago
As Dr. Hook said last time, no STDs are transmitted by hand jobs. Therefore, there was no risk of herpes or any other STD. Believe it -- and stop asking about it on the forum!

That concludes this thread. I hope both this discussion and the one with Dr. Hook have been helpful.
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