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Ex Partner has HIV

Hello everybody, just joined this forum in search of some answers.  I recently found out that my ex is HIV positive.  I have not had any sexual contact with him since the end of May 2009, and I last tested for HIV at the end of February 2010, which is exactly 9 months later.  My results are negative.  Can I assume that even though he is positive, that I can trust my negative result 9 months later.  Or do you suggest I test out to a full 12 months?  

Would you advise those that find out that ex partners are positive test till later, or do the same rules apply that those that don't?

Thank you
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the window period from 2004 has been 3 months..
the fact that you tested negative after 9 months means you are CONCLUSIVELY negative..

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Thank you for your response.  I did logically think that was the case, but I guess the recent news has just made me think the typical what if questions, and make me think, maybe, just maybe, I just haven't seroconverted yet.

Any other forum members who want to chip in with their views, please feel free to!
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you have to believe your test results as hiv antibody tests are very accurate
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Hi, I know exactly what your going through, but you are defintely fine because the window period is usually from 3 to 6 months. I'm not a doctor or anything but I read a couple articles where it states 97% to 99% of people test positive after 3 months and others rarely at 6 months. I'm going through hell as of now, waiting for the 6 month test, I got 3 more months to go. Please wish me luck and if I were you I would just live my life and from now on start using protection or staying abstinent. I went through a similar situation 3 months ago and am so scared.
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Good luck my dear, I am sure you will be fine.  I was getting over it all as I had suspected my ex partner of cheating on me repeatedly, but this new information has really got me very anxious again.  That is why I am questioning whether I can rely on my 9 month result.  Can you tell me why if 3 months is conclusive, are you testing out to 6 months, have you been advised by a Doctor?

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