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Monday, August 3, 2015
HIV and AIDS
Should I Get Retested?
I had unprotected oral sex with a sex worker in November of 2003 and tested negative for HIV in June 2004 (seven months later). Even though I don`t really have any of the documented symptoms, I`m still concerned that it might be a false negative. I`m a worrier. What do you think? Thanks.
It is unlikely to that you would sero-convert after 6 months after exposure; however, you may want to get re-tested at 1 year after the incident to reassure yourself.
Pamposh Kaul, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati