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Negative HIV Test On Tuberculosis Patient

Hello Dr.

I have been taking TB drugs since October after I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. I had a intercourse with a call girl during mid of November and my Condom was broken during my intercourse.I took it away immediately and washed the genitals. I went through severe depression since then afraid of HIV and finally on Feb 17th I took ECLIA HIV test and the result was negative, the test was taken exactly after 15 weeks. Can I take this as conclusive ? Would my TB drugs cause any influence on the negative HIV tests ?
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replied February 24th, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum. ‎

To avoid all the stress and anxiety, due to HIV, it is advised to confirm the HIV status from your sexual partners. In ‎case, it is highly impossible, then there is no alternative but to undergo screening tests for HIV, at regular intervals ‎until 3 to 6 months, as determined by a doctor. ‎

Getting a negative HIV antibody test, in the early days, does not ‎mean that you are free of infection. It is definitely possible that you may develop antibodies at a later date. Hence ‎retesting at a later date after 12 weeks is definitely adviced to get a conclusive result. ‎

In case you have done a HIV antibody ELISA test, after 12 weeks, post exposure, and it is negative, it is certainly possible that you are HIV negative, and the results are conclusive.

I hope this helps.


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replied February 23rd, 2018
Hello Doctor ,

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