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3 months has passed since first test


two weeks after having sex with someone whom I am not aware of her HIV status, I went to see a doctor and the test came negative, I am a very stressed, anxious (depressed) person, due to that, I couldnt stop thinking that maybe I had caught it, 94 days after the negative test, I took another, not only hiv but also other STD, and they all came negative.
However I still cant stop think that by somehow I still have it, I am really afraid of going back to any hospital. can I really stop being worried or there is something I have to do (no more tests please)
Thank you



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the conclusiveness of the HIV tests you accessed after engaging in sexual activity. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be High Risk (evidence of transmission through these activities and is the majority of cases of transmission).

The scenario mentioned above does meet the three components of the Transmission Equation since sexual activity can allow an HIV-containing bodily fluid direct access to your bloodstream. It was very responsible of you to access HIV testing after engaging in a risky activity. The first HIV test you received 2 weeks post-exposure was too early to be conclusive, but the early negative result was reassuring. The second HIV test was performed outside the 12 week window period of testing, and thus the negative result is completely conclusive.

There is no need for further testing due to the completely conclusive negative result. If you plan to continue engaging in high risk activity there are biomedical approaches such as PrEP and PEP that help lower your risk of acquiring HIV.

Recommendation: Refer to your physicians for further information or other health related questions.


AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie