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I have a question I have never had unprotected sex before

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Good afternoon. I have a question I have never had unprotected sex before until last Sunday and now I am freaking out. I was the insertive partner with another man for a brief time. I pulled out. I am wondering when is the quickest I can get an accurate test. I understand there is a new 7-9 day test.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

You can get a DNA or RNA test.

They are accurate at 3 weeks...mostly accurate.

The 7 to 10 days is not as accurate at all, and would need to be followed up with further testing.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why do websites say the 9-11 day test is 95-99% accurate on the websites
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

The 21 day test is 99 plus accurate.

That is a big difference.

And you can not rely on the 9-11 day.

Even the 21 days is not as good as the ELISA at 3 months, which is the

gold standard.

Early testing is not recommended for the most accurate screening for this reason.

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