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A 50-year-old female asked:

If my husband is tested negative for covid can i assume that i am also negative?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
No: It’s still possible you could test positive. And it is possible that your husband was very early in an infection when his sample was collected and that he could test positive later. Or you both could have been exposed later and then develop illness. So you should get tested too. I wish you well with your health!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: I agree with Dr. Mandel. You could have been infected and may not have been. He may have tested when asymptomatic, presymptomatic or when his titer was just low - thus he might still be infected.

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A 34-year-old female asked:

My husband tested positive for covid-19. Should i also get tested?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Your close proximity to your husband demands that you quarantine and test in next 4-5 days to find out what your status is so as not inadvertently infect others.
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A 49-year-old female asked:

My husband has covid. Should i get tested?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: Please self isolate and have a screening test. Watch for symptoms and if the first test is negative repeat. Drink fluids, rest and monitor your temperature.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

My husband tested positive for covid

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: He should rest, hydrate, quarantine & eat healthfully. Consider use of acetaminophen, saline for nasal irrigation, decongestant or cough syrup. Get urgent care for difficulty breathing, blue lips or face, marked persistent chest pain/ pressure or new onset confusion. social distance from him & both wear masks if you have remained well.

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