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Concern hiv 2

Hi Doctors, please help me I have been driving my self crazy for almost 2 years. My possible exposure was june 2011 in my home town Croatia Europe. Ive known this guy for couple of years but I don't know much about his sex life, I made a mistake and had unprotected vaginal sex with him in June total of 5-6 times all unprotected. When I got back to California I freaked out and went to go get tested for STD including HIV 1 test they used was uni gold. This was all done 3 months after my last exposure with him
And everything was negative except chlamadiya. I was still freaked out that my HIV test wasen't conclusive so I did another HIV test at 9 month still negative, and my final HIV test was done 18 months still negative after last exposure. Now when I taught i can put this behind I started freaking about HIV 2. My partner was  white, not gay, not bi, what are my chances of having hiv 2? Should I go back to the clinic and request an HIV 2 test? To be honest I don't even know why I'm freaking out about hiv 2
Thank you in advance
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Hello,
Thank you for your post.
With all those negative test results, you can be reassured that you do not have HIV.  HIV-2 is extremely rare, mainly only associated to a few cases in West Africa.  The reason why it is so rare is because it is less likely to infect, if we compare it with HIV-1.  We never really see HIV-2 in clinical practice.  Therefore you do not need to be concerned about this.  You  need to put it behind you and forget about it.
Best wishes,
Dr José
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Thank you so much for answering my question, I feel like I can finally move on.
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Hi there, you are fine. Your results are accurate due to the fact that you are well past the window period. Be safe god bless
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