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Are HIV tests required despite non reactive HIV test results?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


Practicing since :2001

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Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 in Pregnancy
Question: My wife is eight month pregnant and was screened for Hiv test one during third month and other fifth month. So since we have done intercourse with out safety. Can we both consider ourself free of hiv. As I read somewhere that in semen consists of hiv.
During both the tests she came non reactive so we both are safe na, and free from hiv
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:

She is not infected.

Detailed Answer:


Both her non reactive tests suggest that she is free from HIV infection. You also need to test for HIV.

If both of you are non reactive for the test then there is no need to worry.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 11 minutes later
No doctor suggested us to go both of us for test,since she has gone as a normal routine during pregnancy.
As I concerned I had done intercourse only with my wife and had no other physical contacts with anyone.
My family doctor or the gynecologist never asked me for any test.
Since my wife came non-reactive, can we consider both are safe
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

Your blood test is also equally important.

Detailed Answer:


HIV can be transmitted through blood and shared needles also.

It is best to get your test also done to rule out the infection completely.

Hope I have answered a query.

Take care

Dr. Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN
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