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Living with HIV positive. Do I need to get tested?

My partner just told me that he was recently diagnosed with HIV positive. We have been together for 15 years now. But we were away from each other for 2 years. I just moved back in to live with him for a year now and we have never had sex since I moved back. Do I need to get tested ? I m still think this is not happening to us
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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HIV AIDS Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.

'This could not happen to us' is a common feeling for every one of us. It may be false sense of security.

As you were together for 15 years, as you knew your partner is HIV positive, it is better for you to have a HIV screening in your blood. Your partner could be reactive for HIV earlier and he might have come to know about this only recently. So it is better to have a blood check up and rule out the possibility. Even if your partner has HIV earlier, there is a chance for you not getting infected and it is called as Sero- Discordant stage. So nothing to worry.
good luck to you.
Dr S.Murugan
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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