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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?
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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