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A 29-year-old male asked:

When can i stop testing for hiv if my last exposure was over 10 months ago was vaginal sex with a hiv+ woman,i had symptoms also. 27 hiv test to date and all negative. my last test was two weeks ago with a 4 generation & 1 pcr rna hiv-1 both were neg?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
The 4th generation tests always turn positive within 6 weeks. Any and all tests after that time were unnecessary and a waste of money, time and energy, but they proved you do not have HIV. You've had 27 tests in 10 months?? Really??? that may be a world record. If so, it suggests a rather serious psychological issue. Discuss with your physician, who may recommend mental health care. Good luck!
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
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Same question as several times before. Time to stop asking. Thanks.
Jul 10, 2021

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