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A 45-year-old male asked:

Exposure to hiv 9 months ago. 1 pcr rna hiv1 negative. 1 4generation combo lab test non reactive. she is hiv+ and is from outside usa. should take hiv2 pcr rna? had symptoms. body and muscle aches. white tongue. sore tongue. ulcers lips?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
If 4th generation test negative 3 months post exposure, your negative (for HIV). There are other STD’s - eg., syphilis. See an ID doctor
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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
If you strongly suspect you have contracted the virus, you should have the fourth-generation HIV test repeated. If it is still (-) you have not contracted HIV 1 or 2. If it is (+), further testing will be done to differentiate the two.
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