Hi Doctors, please help me I have been driving my self crazy for almost 2 years. My possible exposure was in June 2011 in my home town Croatia Europe. I've 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 June 19th, 25th and 27th 2011 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 wasn't conclusive so I did another HIV test at 9 month after my last exposure with him and the result still negative, I was still scared about HIV so I did my last test a week ago which is 18 months since our last exposure and the result was still negative. Now when I taught i can put this behind I started freaking about HIV 2. My partner was white, not gay, not bisexual , what are my chances of having hiv 2? Should I go back to the clinic and request an HIV 2 test? Lady at the clinic said they only test for HIV 1 not HIV 2 because HIV 2 is not common.To be honest I don't even know why I'm freaking out about hiv 2
Thank you in advance
You need not worry at all about HIV-2. Perhaps most important, the modern lab-based HIV antibody tests detect all infections with HIV-2. If you have only had rapid tests, some of which only test for HIV-1, you could have another test to confirm it.
Equally important, as you imply yourself, HIV-2 is very rare outside the parts of east Africa where it first evolved and pretty much remains. The chance a white, heterosexual partnerin Europe or North America would have HIV-2 is zero for practical purposes.
So my advice is to simply stop worrying about it. There is virtually no chance you were exposed to HIV-2 or that you have it.
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