[Question #6320] HIV/STD Testing

16 months ago
I am following my previous question (post)  [Question #5964]
Get test result of my HIV-1 antigen and HIV-1/HIV-2 antibodies/Hepatitis B/Hepatitis C/HSV-2/RPR  are all negative, 91  days after exposure. here is my questions.

1,  I had 30 days PEP, so 91 days hiv test result after exposure  (61 days after PEP complete) is final ?(or how reliable is, since PEP may changes the window period)  my clinic suggest to do another test 3 more months later.

2. since my partner Hepatitis B is positive and I am not immune from Hepatitis B,  3 months test is good enough? do I need further test?
3. Are other test results final? (Hepatitis C/HSV-2/RPR)

Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
16 months ago

Welcome back to the Forum although I must say, I am sorry that you continue to worry about the no risk exposures that you described in your original posts.  I hope that with my replies to these follow-up questions will relieve your concerns and allow you to move forward without continuing concern.

1.  Your results are conclusive.  It has been more than 60 days since you completed PEP.  Test results are conclusive at 42 days.  Believe your test results.  There is no need for further testing.  Whomever recommended testing 3 months later was being overly conservative.

2.  Be confident that you did not get hepatitis B from your exposure either (condoms work !)  There is no need for additional testing.  I would however suggest that you go on and get vaccinated for hepatitis B- it is highly effective and quite safe.

3.  Yes.  Please stop worrying.