Anonymous
Hi everyone..I have protected varginal and unprotected oral exposure..I got negative hiv tests many time and my last one was 4.5 month after exposure.. However 2 weeks after the exposure, I stupidly have unprotected sex with my pregnant wife w/o condom and no ejaculation. Fews week later she got itch hives on her hands and legs and it come and go for almost 1 month. Right now I'm scared that my wife have been infected since tomorrow will her blood test for medical checkup routine but my result were all turn out negative from 3 weeks to 4.5 month..Is it the test wont detect the virus or the antibodies are not enough to be detect? Do i need to have re-test on/after 6 month..My 3 last hiv test was hiv 1/2 ag ab by the way..thanks
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thank you for choosing the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of information.

If at the end your HIV test came back as negative at 4.5 months post exposure, this means that you were never at risk of transmitting HIV to your wife.

As per the World Health Organization, HIV tests are all conclusive at 3 months post possible exposure. You therefore do not need to get retested. There are few situations where you do need to get re-tested at 6 months, and those are: being on Hepatitis C treatment, being on PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis), undergoing chemotherapy, and have a pre-existing immuno-related disorder (excluding HIV). If none of these conditions apply to you, we believe that you do not need to get retested.

The HIV 1/2 ag ab or DUO/COMBO test is considered by many HIV specialists to be the best and most accurate HIV tests available right now. If you have taken this test, there is no way that virus or any of its biological indicators would have gone unnoticed by the tests. You can rest assured, the test is an accurate indication of your HIV status.

In health,

Moe, AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer.
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