Boyfriend tested negative in 2016 (stomach biopsy) for h pylori; I tested + this year. Should he be tested again?

I am undergoing triple antibiotic therapy due to gastric problems from h pylori.
I understand that I may have had h pylori for years and am now showing symptoms. However, I am concerned, because it's also possible I contracted it this year.
Last year, my boyfriend tested negative for the bacteria via a stomach biopsy), but isn't it possible that I could have given it to him since I do not know for sure whether I have had it for years?
Should he be re-tested? I am concerned for him (he has GERD so I don't want to add more potential problems for him - he is not showing symptoms of h pylori) and also for myself, because I want to lower my risk of reinfection (with the understanding that I know I could still get infected elsewhere or even from him someday if he unknowingly contracts it).
If he tests + now, perhaps he can get treated and this will give us a chance to prevent giving it to each other.
Thanks for your time,
Amy

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Sounds reasonable
by: Kerri Knox

Yep, that sounds reasonable. Other than the damage to your pocketbook, there is no harm in retesting if you feel as though he might have been infected by you or that you might get reinfected. It definitely sounds reasonable, especially since he is also experiencing symptoms.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

PS: Don't forget that I wrote the book on H pylori. Get The H Pylori Solution today and end your struggle with this infection.

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