If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.
A year or so ago i was in a relationship with a man it only lasted for a couple months, we has unprotected sex a couple times but later i found out i was cheated on multiple times. About 5 months later i received an email from the man saying i may have been exposed to Hiv, i freaked out and went and did a rapid test at the clinic. It was negative but i did read that some people take up to 6 months to produce antibodies and also read that the brand of test that was.used has been found to be faulty ie false neg....should i retest or is that test trust worthy. I need to put.this behind me just need help. Thank you.
If you consider a testing reading worng, you can test forever. A flase negative can happen when the testing is done within the window period. You tested outside the window period, so a false negative wouldnt come up.
And a false positive would come up once in a while if you keep taking tests.
You had unprotected sex, you got tested at 5 months, your result is negative. This means you are good.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.