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Q. I have done HIV 1 and 2 test many times and the results are negative. Should I still worry about HIV?

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Dr. Kakkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 18, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have been tested for HIV 1 and 2 many times. My tests are

10 weeks card test negative.

12 weeks Elisa serum test negative.

14 weeks Elisa serum and p24 test negative.

16 weeks Elisa serum test negative.

23 weeks Elisa serum and p24 test negative.

Is HIV is still my risk? But from few days I am having lots of pimple on my back and shoulders and they sometimes itch, are they because of HIV or something else?

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology


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I understood your concern and I have viewed the images. (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

Your HIV screening tests are conclusive. A screening test at and after three months mark from risk exposure is considered final and conclusive. There is no need to test further. The lesions that you have on your back are actually acne vulgaris. I suggest you apply a topical Benzoyl peroxide 5 % gel, twice daily. They are certainly not due to HIV.

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