A 41-year-old male asked:

Hiv duo test from lab at 27 days negative & rapid finger brick blood self-test (2nd generation) after 39 days negative, after vaginal exposure to female of unknown status in western europe. should this be enough testing to be sure about my status?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Get a 4th gen HIV test at 6 weeks after exposure. If negative that would be reassuring. Safe sex: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/safer-sex-guidelines
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