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Viral marker test & 2.5 month Elisa
Feb 8, 1999

I engaged in oral sex with a person who was tested at 3 months (neg. result), also I was only possibly exposed to precum if anything. I since have had a viral marker test done at 1 month and a antibody test done at 2 months, both came out negative. Do I need to test further? Two other physicians have said no... Please advise me if you can.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I assume by viral marker test you mean viral load or HIV DNA PCR. You went at it somewhat backwards than what is currently recommended. Given the negative test in the donor, and the combination of tests and timing of tests you received, HIV infection is highly unlikely. You probably don't need another test. MH



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