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A 56-year-old male asked:

have rash on chest and concerned its an std or hiv. small red area-would go get tested but understand it takes 3 months before i can be tested.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: You can get tested anytime. If the result is positive, it is definitive. If the exposure was less than one year ago, you will need to be retested. At three months after exposure you could get an HIV nucleic acid and if that is negative, it would rule out HIV. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/guidelines/index.html

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