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Exposure to individual who likely has HIV, as he recently tested positive on Rapid test. Have not had confirmation but I am proceeding with caution. Risk was unprotected oral sex September 7. Also an instance of unprotected insert ice anal sex in either late July or very early August. I did use a condom for the majority of that incident but did not for a brief time at the end. The September 7 incident I practiced both insertive and receptive oral sex, although I only briefly performed oral on him, and no ejaculation.

Tested as follows:

1) Rapid test - 5 weeks post-exposure: nonreactive

2) Standard Elisa and HIV PCR DNA at 7 weeks: nonreactive and negative, respectively.

I am aware HIV DNA is not for diagnosis, but it is helpful according to many experts, so please, just provide me with whatever assistance you can.

What is the likelihood I will turn positive at 12 weeks following these two exposures, and likely, the 5 and 7 weeks tests were close to 12 weeks following the unprotected anal sex where I was only insertive partner. Also, what is the likelihood that the HIV PCR DNA would fail to pick up the virus at 7 or 12 weeks?

Thanks for all your help.
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The unprotected anal sex was your only risk, at 7 weeks practically everyone will test positive, you can expect your 12 week test to be negative.
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Can anyone provide some insight into the combination of the PCR and antibody test at 7 weeks? I do know the facts related to PCR not being to diagnose infection, but what are your thoughts on my scenario and the likelihood both tests were incorrect at that time?
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It's highly unlike that you cacht HIV. The tests have good accuracy but officialy you have to wait 3 months after exposure and then test again just to be sure that you don't have HIV.
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