Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

121 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Does multiple negative HIV duo test results conclude no HIV-transmission after unprotected sex?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1991

Answered : 2846 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 in HIV and AIDS
Question: hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with unknown girl. after that I have taken lot of hiv tests (hiv duo) and all are negative, my last test was after 1.5years that is also negative. can I take this tests as convulsive tests. ...or further tests are needed?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is conclusive, no further tests are needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

Most HIV specialists consider the 4th generation test, which you have had, conclusive at 6 weeks. It is universally considered that by 12 weeks, the test is conclusive. As it's been 1.5 years, and you've had multiple negative tests, you can rest assured you definitely do not have HIV.

So to answer your question, given your history, no further tests are needed.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 4 hours later
OK. thanks doctor.. but some doctors said test shown positive after 3 to 5 years only.. so only I worried doctor... it's also possible case doctor?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 59 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thoughts on this.

Detailed Answer:
I can't find any data that would back up the claim that the doctor you talked with made. It is universally accepted that 4th generation HIV tests will be positive by 12 weeks.
..................................................................
Brief Answer:
Your welcome

Detailed Answer:
Your welcome. I hope you can rest easy now.

Best regards,
Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh, MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 24 minutes later
thank you for your advise doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on