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have i already infected my husband? Scared to get tested

Early this year I got myself into a sticky situation. Had a few drinks and smoked some pot with "friends". I had a massive migraine and accepted a tablet from a friend of a friend. Woke up the next morning only remembering bits and pieces of the night before. Bleeding, sore in my privates. I went to the emergency room and got everything except the HIV shot because I have a phobia of needles. I'm an idiot. I've had two bouts of BV/yeast-like infections in six months. Could I have already infected my husband? Are the tests anonymous? Will I go into some kind of database? How many tests should I do?
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replied November 26th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

As per CDC and WHO recommendations, any person who is suspected of being exposed to HIV should get HIV tests (ELISA Antibody test for HIV 1 & 2 ) at least after 4 weeks post exposure.

The 4th generation ELISA tests for HIV, detects both the HIV antibody (HIV 1 & 2) as well as antigens of HIV virus (P24 antigen). The test that is very accurate and sensitive at detecting HIV infection. ‎

Since HIV antibodies appear only after 4 -6 weeks in about 90% individuals, and ‎almost 95 - 99% of infected individuals produce the antibodies within 12 weeks of exposure. Hence ‎testing for HIV is recommended at a interval of 4 weeks, at least upto 12 weeks (3 months). ‎In your case, if the repeat test at the end of 12 weeks is negative, then you can consider yourself to be free of HIV.

The results following tests done before 4 weeks post exposure - do not have any significance.

The test results are confidential and the identity of the individual is never disclosed. Hence you need not worry about being tested for HIV.

I hope this helps.


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