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Tested negative for HIV few months after exposure. Should I be worried?

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i have had a test after 7 months exposure is it conclusive ( anti HIV 1&2) tested negative..
please help
Posted Sat, 16 Feb 2013 in HIV and AIDS
Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 2 hours later
Welcome to XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query.

It is almost conclusive that you are not having HIV. But it is always safe to have one more confirmatory HIV ELISA test with another laboratory or with a HIV western blot test to be doubly sure about our HIV status as almost all the test are more than 98% sensitive and specific, a false negative is a rarer possibility.
Safe sex is always good.
Dr S.Murugan
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Follow-up: Tested negative for HIV few months after exposure. Should I be worried? 1 hour later
the encounter was with condom only oral sex was not protected..
and after 7 months is it conclusive to be negative?
Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 12 hours later
Welcome back,

Even though you indulged in unprotected oral sex, a negative HIV test after 7 months of risky exposure is almost conclusive.

Relax yourself and stop worrying.

Best Regards
Dr S.Murugan
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