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One year after my last sexual intercourse, I had HIV tested and it was negative. 6 month later I donated my blood and still showed that I was HIV negative. Am I still negative for HIV if I didn't have sex with anyone? Or I have to retest it? How long for the latent period to be able to detect if you are infected?

I am very sure your safe. But just in case we will wait 15 more seconds until more people post. If the post above mine is correct then I have to research for myself because to me that sounds a little odd. Might take 4-7 years to show signs but a test should probably detect it within 1 day to 1 month but thats just what I think.

Be positive!

you sound like you are in the clear. usually it is a 6 mth period. be careful, use protection next time you have sex.

It can take up to 7 years for your body to show signs but it usually will only take about 4.

Getting a test after 6 months after intercourse should be accurate. So if your last test (the donation, it sounds like) was six months after your last encounter... you should be fine.

It can remain undetected for up to 6 months. If you were still clean after a year, you should be good. Presuming of course you weren't participating in other risky activities, like sharing needles or whatnot.

You are absolutely, without a doubt, HIV negative if what you said is true.

It can take up to 6 months for your body to show signs of infection, but most will show signs in as little as a couple months. Technology today is much more advanced with HIV testing than it was 10 years ago. Rest assured, you do not need to get tested again.

It is true that HIV tests detect antibodies. In other words, the HIV test looks to see if your body is responding to HIV cells being present. To anyone who thinks HIV is a myth, I encourage you to spend a few hours with someone who is HIV positive. Many people have died from this disease, including many small children. It is very real. I have seen it first hand.

If you were positive for HIV, you would have certainly had a positive test result. To rest your mind you could have one more test. You don't need one, but if you are really anxious about it you might as well do it to save yourself the agony.

It is absolutely false that HIV can take 4-7 years to show up on an HIV test. The latency period is up to 6 months, with most people having an accurate test after only a few months. There are different types of HIV tests, but in all of the tests, false positives and false negatives are not fairly rare.

The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 3 months after infection, the average being 25 days. In rare cases, it can take up to 6 months. For this reason, the CDC currently recommends testing 6 months after the last possible exposure (unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex or sharing needles). It would be extremely rare to take longer than 6 months to develop detectable antibodies. It is important, during the 6 months between exposure and the test, to protect yourself and others from further possible exposures to HIV.


The only way to know for sure if you have this virus is by taking a blood test called the "HIV Antibody Test." Some people call it the "HIV Test" or the "AIDS Test," even though this test alone cannot tell you if you have AIDS. The HIV test can tell you if you have the virus and can pass it to others in the ways already described. The test is not a part of your regular blood tests-you have to ask for it by name. It is a very accurate test.

If your test result is "positive," it means you have HIV infection and could benefit from special medical care. Additional tests can tell you how strong your immune system is and whether drug therapy is indicated. Some people stay healthy for a long time with HIV infection, while others develop serious illness and AIDS more rapidly. Scientists do not know why people respond in different ways to HIV infection. If your test is "negative," and you have not had any possible risk for HIV for six months prior to taking the test, it means you do not have HIV infection. You can stay free of HIV by following prevention guidelines. (In the past five years, one study indicated that a few people with HIV infection took longer than six months to test "positive." This is an extremely rare possibility.)

Less than 2% of all people who test for HIV get an "inconclusive result." This means this test cannot determine whether or not they have the virus. Repeat testing is recommended.

The only way to determine for sure whether you are infected is to be tested for HIV infection. You cannot rely on symptoms to know whether or not you are infected with HIV. Many people who are infected with HIV do not have any symptoms at all for many years.

The following may be warning signs of infection with HIV:

rapid weight loss

dry cough

recurring fever or profuse night sweats

profound and unexplained fatigue

swollen lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck

diarrhea that lasts for more than a week

white spots or unusual blemishes on the tongue, in the mouth, or in the throat

pneumonia

red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside the mouth, nose, or eyelids

memory loss, depression, and other neurological disorders

However, no one should assume they are infected if they have any of these symptoms. Each of these symptoms can be related to other illnesses. Again, the only way to determine whether you are infected is to be tested for HIV infection.

DAMN...no azz for a year. Dude you lie like a rug. "Just wrap it b4 you tap it" (don't steal my sh**). Wrap it b4 you tap it...I'm so genius.

if u had intercourse with an infected person then you have a 100% chance of getting it! And as far as your blood signs are showing itself negative you ain't gotta worry! Normally as soon as the virus enters the body blood tests will show positive within an hour or it depends with the viruses multiplying rate. I think you are safe.

It sounds like you are in the clear. What you need to do is get tested every 3 months for one year. Continue to protect yourself. Use condoms every time.

Also, get tested at any time you think you might have been exposed. Be responsible.

Hi there,

There is a "window period" which is the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after HIV infection has begun. For the vast majority of those who will test positive, antibodies to HIV will develop within 4-6 weeks after exposure. Some will take a little longer to develop antibodies. To make certain that you receive a reliable test result, it's necessary to wait at least three months (13 weeks) after your last possible exposure to the virus before being tested.

Getting tested before three months may result in an unclear result or a false negative. Some testing centers may recommend testing again at six months. All but less than 1% of those who are going to seroconvert will do so within three months (seroconversion is the development of detectable antibodies to HIV in the blood as a result of infection.) It's extremely rare for seroconversion to take more than six months to develop detectable antibodies.

No diagnostic test will ever be 100% reliable, but if you test negative at the appropriate time (i.e., 13 weeks after possible exposure to the virus), you can consider that to be a dependable confirmation that you are HIV negative.

Cheers.

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