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61days is enough for HIV antibodys ?
Sep 24, 2013

Dear Doc,

I received a unprotected oral sex 4 months before from my colleague while we were at a business trip. She told me that she HIV free she is from India (Mumbai) I dnt knw my mind is doubting her maybe she is lying. I have genital warts while she is performing oral sex. And still I have warts at and I am taking treatment for that ( using podphlum ) as advised by dermatologist. I got tested for HIV 1 & 2 after 61days. Did this test is enough or I need to wait until 90 days? I read in ur site that antibodys will generate after 28 days of exposure. And last month I got sore throat, fever, cough.. and I have geographic tongue coming and going by weeks.. feeling tired and rashes at body..dnt knw..feeling scared from insidemy mind is warning me that something is not good and these symptoms are form HIV. So please.help me and give some advice

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello Oral sex is a very inefficient way to contract HIV and would be considered overall a low risk activity. Certainly any open sores (if your warts were actively being treated) might increase the risk but by how much is hard to say. Most antibody tests are very accurate at 28 days and near conclusive by 90. I would suggest re-testing at 90 days to be sure. Take care LHW



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