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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
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Unless he has been sharing needles with others.

In brief: Yes

Unless he has been sharing needles with others.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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