The Results Of The HIV Examination Were Non-reactive After Having Sex 1 Year Ago?
I did a risky act in January 2015, and I did an HIV test April 21 2018 and the results were non-reactive. it was 3 years ago. will I have HIV inactivity forever? because it has been more than 1 year from risky activities
Hello good morning Brian ..
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks a person's immune system. The final stage of HIV, in which the body's ability to fight infection has completely disappeared, is known as AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). The HIV virus spreads through 2 main groups, namely through unsafe / risky sex, and changing needles when using drugs. However, various other ways can transmit AIDS, including: through blood transfusions, oral sex, the use of sex aids together / alternately, the use of used needles that have been contaminated, and transmission from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
The most common test for HIV is a rapid blood test to detect the presence of antibodies the body produces against the HIV virus. To carry out HIV testing, it is necessary to pay attention to the window period. The window period is the time when someone who is infected with HIV but his body still has not released enough antibodies or the antibodies produced are not enough to be detected by the device. The window period is different for each person, where the fastest is 2 weeks and the longest is around 6 months. Therefore, usually in people who take an HIV test 1 month after risky measures and the results are non-reactive, they should continue to do a repeat test 3 months and 6 months later to make sure that they are really not infected with the HIV virus. Thus, considering that your examination has been more than 6 months, it can be said that you are most likely HIV negative. To confirm the results of the examination and the conclusion of the results of the examination, you still have to consult again with the doctor who examined you.
Regarding your question, your status will remain HIV negative as long as you do not take risky actions that can spread the HIV virus as mentioned above. Avoid the risk of HIV transmission by practicing safe sex, being loyal to partners and not changing partners, avoiding the use of needles simultaneously and avoiding drugs. Remember, HIV prevention by not taking risky actions is the only way that can be done, because until now there is no vaccine to prevent HIV and there is no cure for AIDS.
That's all, I hope this helps and I hope you are always healthy.
Greetings, dr. Denisa