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hiv multiplex test

Hello,
     About 9 days ago I had possible hiv exposure to a high risk partner.
My anxiety level is high so I am contemplating taking the 10 day multiplex test in a few days.
The test is expensive and after reading about it it seems to have a reputation for giving false positives.
I intend to get the 28 day duo test in any event however can anyone tell me of the accuracy of the multiplex test?
I am aware that any tests would need to be confirmed with the three month antibody test.
Thank you
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Partners are not high risk, exposures are.

What was your exposure?
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Unprotected oral sex as well as protected anal (I was insertive) and rimming, fingering and French kissing. But I would like to know the accuracy of the multiplex test?
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The accuracy of the test is irrelevant you have not had an exposure to HIV from the activities you describe.

You will not get HIV in this manner.  

I would not recommend testing.
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Irrelevant or not I would appreciate an answer to the question.
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I should have adding I have started getting a slight sore throat, one of the symptoms I believe?
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The Multiplex test is a NAT (Nucleotide Amplification Test) for HIV-1, HIV-2, HBV and HCV used routinely by the blood transfusion service, with a high reliability of around 99% after 7 days of an exposure. It takes 5 to 7 days for us to get the result.

I will say again though you do not need to test.
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Symptoms are irrelevant ans sore throat alone is absolutely no indication of a recent HIV infection.
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Can I ask is oral thrush yellow?? I have white tounge when I brush half goes away and there is some patches left its a light coat of white don't know the difference between oral thrush and geographic tounge had exposure 2 years ago tested negative at 2 10. 14 weeks.. Thinking about retesting because of this tounge? Never had a sexual exposure since Sorry for posting for posti on someone's ques just wanted advice
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please start your own thread
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Could you answer the ques please? Just advice anxiety kicking in and just content diarreah (diarrhea) because of this
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If you tested negative out to 14 weeks you do not have HIV.  You would need to have your mouth looked at by a GP to determine if it is thrush, people get thrush for all sorts of reasons.

You seriously do not have HIV with a negative at 14 weeks under your belt.  Whatever is happening in your mouth has NOTHING to do with HIV.
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