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Sexual encounter with unknown partner, tested HIV -ve after 79 days, bouts of diarrhea, vomiting. Should recheck ?

Greetings Dr. Batra, I had a sexual encounter with male partner whose status I did not known. I tested negative for HIV at 79 days. However 2 weeks after my HIV negative test, I had a bout of diarrhea and vomiting for one day and started to make a recovery 2 days later. I didn t have a fever , however I did feel lethargic during my bout with diarrhea and vomiting. I wanted to know whether my 79 day test was conclusive or whether you might suggest that I test again. SInce this initial encounter, I have not been intimate with anyone else because of my uncertainty in regards to my HIV status. Thank you in advance Sincere regards, AAAAA
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Thanks for writing in.

Single episode of diarrhea and vomitting is not indicative of HIV .It can be due to gastroenteritis.
The HIV test should be repeated at 3 months to be sure of HIV status.Window period for HIV can be upto 3 months where test are negative but but patient have HIV infection.To avoid this re testing at 3 months is indicated.

Hope this helps.
Wishing you good health.

Hair nail skin HIV STD specialist.
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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