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How Dependable Are Condom?

doctor plz plz plz response as soon as possible...i had checked my HIV 1, HIV 2 test after 140 days later of my last exposure which i made with condom..the result was non reactive....still i m frightened because i dont know how accurate was that test???let me know should i get tested again from another clinic ????i heard that condom cant totally protect hiv...more over i dont know which type of condom(latex / non latex) i used that time...
Tue, 26 Aug 2014
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Condoms are quite dependable for preventing transmission of disease like HIV, but unfortunately nothing is 100%. The tests for HIV are also accurate, but there is always a very small possibility that sometimes a false answer is given. Most likely if you used a condom and had a negative test after 140 days, you are NOT infected with HIV. You can recheck it at 6 months after your exposure to be sure. Most people will have turned positive by then if they are infected. Hope this answers your query. If you have more questions, I would be happy to answer them.
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How Dependable Are Condom?

Condoms are quite dependable for preventing transmission of disease like HIV, but unfortunately nothing is 100%. The tests for HIV are also accurate, but there is always a very small possibility that sometimes a false answer is given. Most likely if you used a condom and had a negative test after 140 days, you are NOT infected with HIV. You can recheck it at 6 months after your exposure to be sure. Most people will have turned positive by then if they are infected. Hope this answers your query. If you have more questions, I would be happy to answer them.