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HIV antibody,unprotected sex with wife

Dear DR. i have tested for hiv antibody 1& 2 after 3.5month, 5.5m,7m,11.5m,18month all are negetive is im safe? imarried can i have un protected sex with my wife thanks
Asked On : Thu, 15 Mar 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
Yes, you are definitely not HIV positive as it takes a maximum of 6 months for antibodies against HIV to form. These antibodies are the substances which are picked up by ELISA tests which are commonly used for HIV.
However, I would suggest that you use adequate protection (like using a condom) if you are indulging in any activity that might put you at risk. You can have unprotected sexual intercourse with your wife, but the chances of pregnancy and of other sexually transmitted infections ( if either one of you has any) should be kept in mind.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 15 Mar 2012
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