Thank for you for the service you are providing via this Forum. My question: Following receipt of oral sex (I was insertive), I had a PCR RNA test and 9 days 7 hours post exposure and an antibody test at 30 days post exposure. Both of these tests were negative. Can I accept the combined negatives from both tests as conclusive (similar to the duo test at 28 days) or is further testing warranted?
You were at little or no risk, since oral to penile HIV transmission is extremely rare, if it occurs at all; some experts believe it is truly zero risk, even if the oral partner is known to have HIV.
But more to the point of your question, your negative test results are 100% reliable, i.e. just as with the duo test, as you suggest yourself. For more discussion of all this, including the reasons that most agencies still recommend final testing at 3 months, see the thread linked below.
I think my question was poorly written. Would adverse symptoms emerging post testing raise any concern about reliability from earlier tests - RNA and antibody? Eg. Swollen lymph nodes, etc that would make you want to retest?
Good grief. What exactly did you not understand about my last reply? If you keep this up, the entire thread will be deleted. This is not a hand-holding service for people who will not or cannot accept our advice and reassurance.
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