So I got tested at a clinic more than two years after a sexual encounter. I got tested July of 2012 in New Jersey. They tested for syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV. I called them after I took the test to confirm if they tested for HIV-1 and HIV-2, or just HIV-1. I was told over the phone that they test for both, that is why they send it out instead of doing rapid testing. When I called for my results a couple weeks later, I was told "syphilis negative, gonorrhea negative, HIV negative."
My question about the results are why when my results where read did they not say "HIV-1 negative, HIV-2 negative?" If they tested for both would they have specified I was negative for both when they read the results? I assume that the lab they sent it to did a non type specific HIV-1/2 test first that came back negative, and that is why when the results where given they just said "HIV negative." Sorry, my slight paranoia kicked in in this situation. I should trust that when I asked if they test for both they gave me an honest answer, but my mind went, "what if they just gave me a quick answer just to get me off the phone so they could leave?" or something like that. So can I finally let out a sigh of relief and close the book on this? Based on this post, am I clear of both HIV-1 and HIV-2?
Also, is it standard to test for both HIV-1 and HIV-2? Labs don't test for only HIV-1 anymore they test for both types?