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should I still be worried?

Hello Sir,
I had an unprotected vaginal sex with a hiv positive partner,
I was unknown about her status but later I came to know that she was hiv positive since 4/5 years ago,
I was shocked and worried knowing that she was positive,
I asked her about ART (Anti Retroviral Therapy) medication whether she takes or not,
She answered me that she has been taking ART since 2/3 years ,
But, still I’ve a doubt on her that whether she takes medication on time on not

I got tested through NGOs clinic on 4th and 8th weeks after exposure and I got negative result on both test.

Should I be still worried ?

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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 27th March 2018

Hi Sion Thanks for getting in touch. This will be quite difficult to answer as you have not described what kind of tests you have had performed. But I would like to make a couple of points. Anti-retroviral treatments are incredibly effective. If used regularly they make it impossible to pass the virus on. It is very much in your partners interest to adhere to the treatment. If she did not she would eventually die. So there is a very big incentive for her to adhere. The vast majority of people do. Secondly there is only a very small probability of transmission to the insertive partner with unprotected vaginal intercourse. Approximately 1 in 2,000. Lastly, all negative test results are encouraging. Two is very encouraging. However, without knowing what tests were done I would recommend re-testing at 12 weeks post exposure just to be absolutely certain. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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