Q&A: I am in a new relationship with a nice guy after being in one with a “not so nice guy.” Should I be concerned about having gotten HIV from my last boyfriend and passing on something to my new boyfriend?
I can tell that this worrying you. It’s extremely important to know your status.Our short video, "A Life Changing Thing," points out what behaviors put you at risk of becoming infected with HIV. In short, if you’ve engaged in any behavior that has exposed you to someone’s blood, semen, pre-ejaculate, vaginal fluid, or breast milk, then get tested.
Click here to find confidential HIV testing sites locally or anywhere in the country. Doctors, even pediatricians, and college health centers can also screen for STDs. The HIV test can tell you your exposure, if any, prior to 6 months ago. You’ll be advised to have another test in six months so you can know for sure.
As with any STD or other illness, the earlier a person who needs to get treated gets the medicine they need, the better the odds of the treatment will help. So get tested for your own sake and for the sake of your new boyfriend.