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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you assume someone is sexually active if he he chooses to be tested for hiv (to prevent others from getting infected)?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Can't assume: You can't assume that. Your best bet is to be up front and ask. Somebody might be thinking of becoming sexually active and want to "prove" to the potential partner they are HIV negative. Of course no lab test is perfect. Somebody could be infected on day one, have a test on day 5 be HIV negative, and 4 months later be HIV positive.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: Unless he has been sharing needles with others.

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