Commonly Asked Questions / Doctor’s Answers HIV Exposure Follow Up
Sexually Transmitted Disease
Thanks you for earlier consultation. I believe I received protected oral sex
from woman at the end of February and I tested positive for Hepatitis B in the
third week of February, after I developed symptoms of headache, vomiting etc.
I took the ELISA HIV blood test at the beginning of March and it came back
I am wondering whether, since I might have been exposed to Hep B and HIV at the
same time, my HIV results might be wrong? Should I get tested again?
I have Hep B symptoms of pale stools only now all other symptoms have gone.
eCureMe’s Advice 1
Ultimately, if an HIV test taken 6 months after the initial contact is negative,
then you can rest easy. I would test again at least one more time; perhaps a
negative test at the 3 month mark will let you sleep better. Good luck.
eCureMe’s Advice 2
You do not need to repeat the HIV test. I would feel comfortable that it is
eCureMe’s Advice 3
Given the ELISA testing, it is extremely unlikely you have contracted HIV.