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A 35-year-old male asked:

Hi, i had an sexual encounter unprotected 6 years ago. i took 4th gen ag/ab test after 30 days of exposure it was negative. i recently took 4 oraquick at home tests all were negative. are these oraquick tests effective even after 6 years? thanks?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Generally, yes. Not as absolutely accurate as 4th generation test, but “close enough”. If 4th generation test negative 6 yrs ago and Oraquick neg now, with no intervening high risk activity, your negative
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It is unlikely that you have HIV infection. To be sure, you could get a HIV nucleic acid test. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs.
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Last updated Aug 12, 2021

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