Anonymous
i had unprotected sex in February and i have been using alere hiv1/2 determine kit and today makes it 3 months and am negative. Does it mean am confirmed negative
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the possibility of HIV transmitting during an encounter, and the accuracy of some tests you've had since then. We're happy to answer your question for you.

Unprotected sex is indeed a high risk activity, so it's great that you were proactive and decided to go for testing. To see the risk levels associated with this and other common activities, we encourage you to check out our [risk assessment page](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart).

We're assuming by how you've worded your question that this is a test you've been administering yourself. In Canada, where we are, self administered tests are not approved for use due to questions over their accuracy, and for a few other reasons. For this reason, we'll recommend you go for a confirmatory test at a clinic. Since it has been 3 months since your exposure most tests available would indicate your results conclusively.

We also encourage you to check out one of our favourite resources at [SmartSex ](http://smartsexresource.com/topics/condoms)for information on condom use, and to use a condom for your future encounters. Condom use substantially reduces the risk of transmission of both HIV and other STIs.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org
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