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I had a negative hiv blood test at 31 days post exposure.

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I had a negative hiv blood test at 31 days post exposure. What is the accuracy of that test? PS - i am a male and my exposure was to a woman only. Also, she tested negative 3 weeks after the same exposure
JA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: not at all
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
are you there?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

This is Dr. David

having unprotected sex with an HIV positive woman has about a 5 in 10,000 chance of you contracting HIV

so the chances are very low

what type of HIV test did you have at 31 days? was it an HIV antibody test or Duo HIV test (Antibody and antigen) or DNA or RNA PCR HIV test or ELISA HIV test?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It was a blood test. Not sure though. It is a very nice lab in seattle washington. how would i know?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
can you tell me the accuracy of the tests?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
at 31 days?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

most HIV tests have accuracy of greater than 90% accuracy.

if you got a copy of your HIV test. you can find out what test you had.

there are many different types of HIV tests.

from your exposure history, I bet you are HIV negative.

you can trust your HIV test you had at 31 days.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it was an antibody and antigen test
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
does this change your certainty?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

yes, that is a duo HIV antibody tests testing both HIV antibodies and antigens

if both were negative, you are 95-99% certain at 31 days post exposure you are HIV negative.

you don't have to worry about HIV.

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