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I had unprotected oral sex on me I saw no blood I have no sores I am circumsized I have tooken a HIV dna pcr test at 18 days and a 46 also a 4 week and 6 week duo test and a 8 week rapid test am I ok?

I had unprotected oral sex  on me I saw no blood I have no sores I am circumsized I have tooken a HIV dna pcr test at 18 days and a 46 also a 4 week and 6 week duo test and a 8 week rapid test am I ok?

You're OK: Oral sex is safe sex for HIV, with no proved transmissions by fellatio from mouth to penis, only rare ones penis to oral. You didn't need testing on account of this event and for sure not the multiple expensive ones you had. But the results from that combination of tests are conclusive. For sure you didn't catch HIV during that exposure and no further testing is needed. Best wishes and stay safe! ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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What is the most accurate type of HIV test?

What is the most accurate type of HIV test?

Serology: A standard serology (elisa, with western blot confirmation of positive results). ...Read more

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Hiv duo test at 28 days is accurate?

Hiv duo test at 28 days is accurate?

Yes it is: More than 95% after 4 weeks of exposure, conclusive > 99% at 12 weeks. You need to test for other STIs as well if you had a risky exposure, not just HIV, be safe ...Read more

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What is HIV duo test or HIV combo test?

What is HIV duo test or HIV combo test?

HIV: The hiv(1/2) abbott architect combo ag/ab test is most commonly referred to as a 4th generation (or duo or combo) test. It looks for antibody and p24 antigen. According to many health care professionals, this test is actually conclusive at 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is HIV duo test conclusive after 4 month negative?

Is HIV duo test conclusive after 4 month negative?

HIV: This test measures p24 antigen and HIV antibodies and if negative 4 mos after exposure has an inordinately high likelihood that you are negative and will remain so if you do not have further exposures. Some might advise being retested at 6 mos, but doubt this is necessary. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello!is HIV duo test conclusive at 6 weeks?thank you!

Hello!is HIV duo test conclusive at 6 weeks?thank you!

Yes: The duo test is conclusive, for all practical purposes, any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. ...Read more

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How conclusive is a negative 4th gen hiv duo test at 7 weeks for all practical purposes?

How conclusive is a negative 4th gen hiv duo test at 7 weeks for all practical purposes?

It's conclusive.: The p24 antigen is a viral core protein that appears in the blood as the viral RNA level rises following HIV infection. The test turns (+) 5-7 days after viral RNA appears in the blood. It is 89-100% as sensitive as viral RNA.This assay detects a level of antigen that approximately corresponds to an HIV RNA level of 30,000 to 50,000 copies/mL . ...Read more

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Are HIV duo test & HIV combo test same? If not, please tell which test is reliable among two?

Are HIV duo test & HIV combo test same? If not, please tell which test is reliable among two?

HIV testing: The HIV ag/ab combo assay is a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay for simultaneous qualitative detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV type 1 (hiv-1 or hiv-2 in human serum and plasma. . It is accurate and inexpensive HIV test that is also called combo testing. Do not know which specific test you took but the lab can tell you if you call. You are probably free of HIV disease. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more