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i went for a hiv test today and the doctor asked me if i had slept with a foreign girl and i said no but now i remembered that the girl wasnt from the uk she was visiting . would this effect the blood test? i also had a urine test
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Anonymous
Hi, and thanks a lot for your question to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It seems you're concerned about some factors affecting the accuracy of an HIV test you had recently. We'd be happy to provide you with some information here to help you understand a bit more about transmission and testing, and of course answer your question.

It's great you're seeing a healthcare provider, and that you're going for testing. We always recommend routine testing for any sexually active person. The fact that the girl you had the encounter with might have been foreign has absolutely no effect on the accuracy of the HIV test you had.

We're assuming your doctor was questioning this so as to get a sense of the risks involved in the encounter. When assessing an encounter we consider the activities involved, and not the people involved in them. We encourage you to check out our [risk assessment chart ](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart) to give you a sense of the risks involved in various activities.

Thanks a lot for your question to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline. We hope this has helped you understand how to assess the risks involved in various situations, and some of the factors affecting testing accuracy.

Trevor

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