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Author Topic: tested non-reactive at 6 mo....new bf freaking out  (Read 1827 times)

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Offline littlebaby74

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tested non-reactive at 6 mo....new bf freaking out
« on: January 02, 2007, 07:21:09 PM »
hi everyone. 
this is a great site by the way.  my last bf was hiv+ and i always tested negative.  ex-bf and i had sex in may 2006 and have tested negative in may 2006  and october 2006.  i just told my new bf that my old bf was (+) and new bf is freaking.  i told him that i am negative and that 6 mo. is an accurate proof of negative status.  just got tested again today to prove to him.  i understand that he is scared, he is very naive about hiv (as i was until my past bf).  we are going to meet with my dr together so that he can feel relieved.  does anyone have any advice?http://
« Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 07:27:14 PM by littlebaby74 »

Offline RapidRod

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Re: tested non-reactive at 6 mo....new bf freaking out
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007, 07:29:09 PM »
Yes, have your bf test and see his results also or don't get rid of the condoms.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: tested non-reactive at 6 mo....new bf freaking out
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 07:34:50 PM »
Well, a meeting with your doctor is a good idea. You might also refer him to the lesson on this site about Transmission since it sounds like he needs to get with some basics about HIV. There's a link to the lesson in the Welcome thread which opens this section.

I'm also wondering if he has been sexually active and has he ever been tested for HIV. Has he always used condoms? It's great that you tested negative. If at any point you are considering not using condoms together then he should get tested as well.

In general I would say it's good for him to voice his concerns and he should ask the doctor all of the questions he needs to in order to get past this ill-founded fear.

The mantra should be condoms provide very effective protection when used consistently and when they are used the HIV status of a partner doesn't matter.

Good luck with getting this issue addressed effectively.

Andy Velez


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