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Dear all. Recently, I took a hiv test, which was a  blood test. The result came back negative. I know basically it is a definitive result. I am told today that the assay of the test can detect hiv1 M groups, O groups,  and hiv 2. However, the hiv 1 contains N groups, the test cannot detect that. Should I take one more test including the n groups? Should I be concerned that I was infected by hiv n group?
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Did you have a possible exposure? What type of HIV test did you take?
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The elfa assay. My exposure was unprotected anal sex
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Dear teak

Here is the link
http://www.biomerieux-diagnostics.com/vidas-hiv-panel
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Do you live or date anyone from Cameroon?
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No. Not at all
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Then you don't have to concern yourself with Group N or P.
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So no test is needed in the future? Dear sir, I also performed protected oral sex to a man 34 days ago, do I need testing for this ?
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HIV is not transmitted by oral sex. If you tested negative 3 months post your anal sex exposure then you are conclusively negative.
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Thank you man. I have tested three months post the anal sex. So for me there is no need for re test for the protected oral sex. Am I right?
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If you tested 3 months post exposure don't need to retest and oral sex with or without a condom is not a risk of HIV transmission
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