Do I have HIV?


September 20, 2016

Do I have HIV?

Dear Counsellor:

At the end of each year I usually do a routine medical examination. I had blood tests, urine test and so on. I got back the result and my doctor told me that I am in good health. Does that mean that I am not infected with HIV?

Healthy and Happy

Dear Healthy and Happy:

Doctors do not routinely test for HIV the virus that causes AIDS. You should not assume that your blood was tested for HIV. The HIV test is not usually done without the patients' knowledge and consent. If you are concern ask your doctor to be a little more specific as to what test were done.

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