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Nov 26, 2008

Hi - i have undertaken a HIV DUO test 10 days after exposure - the exposure was protected sex with a masseuse whos status i do not know. the result of the test has come non-reactive (0.22). Do i need to test again after 28 days ? is this test result conclusive or only comforting for the time being. also does a result of 0.22 mean that the virus is on the rise and it could become positive when i test 28 days after exposure

many thanks in advance for the help

Response from Dr. Frascino


Two quick points:

1. If your exposure was "protected sex," your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent, because protected sex is indeed protected, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail.

2. HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive or conclusive.

Dr. Bob

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