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HIV Risk Is Duo test conclusive 34 days post exposure?

Hi All, I had receptive anal sex with a male partner HIV+ and condom broke. He showed me a Test he had 5 days before our encounter where it says he had an undetectable Viral Load (PCR), but I lost contact with him so I'm not sure if he is/was on treatment.
It has been 39 days since that moment and I haven taken 4 Tests:
1. 16 days after exposure: an HIV "Early Detection Test" (RNA/NAT) and it was negative.
2. 16 days after exposure: an HIV Duo Test (4th Generation) and it was negative.
3. 26 days after exposure: an HIV Duo Test (4th Generation) and it was negative.
4. 34 days after exposure: an HIV Duo Test (4th Generation) and it was negative.

¿Are these results conclusive?
¿Should I take another test (Duo Test)? if Yes, ¿When?  

Thanks a lot for taking your time to read and answer my concerns.
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3191940 tn?1447272317
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If his viral load was undetectable 5 days before your encounter, he was certainly on treatment - it doesn't become undetectable by itself.  Also, even if he stopped treatment the day he got tested (why would he?), his viral load wouldn't immediately rise.

Since you did have the highest risk  exposure, I'd test again with DUO at 42 days, and be satisfied with that.  There's probably less than a 1% chance that a test would miss the infection, as many times as you took it and at the intervals you took it, but you can walk away from a 42 day test 100% confident that you did not get HIV.

Again, if his viral load was undetectable 5 days before your encounter, it probably still was when you had intercourse, so there's very little to worry about here apart from peace of mind.
188761 tn?1570897452
COMMUNITY LEADER
There are 3 tests that points out you are HIV negative.

1. PCR RNA, a very sensitive test at 16 days
2. P24 Ag + Antibody at 26 days
3.  P24 Ag + Antibody at 34 days.

For your peace of mind you could take a last one at 42 days with any standard antibody or a IV Gen HIV test.  I assure you it will be negative.
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Hi, hope you are doing well. Just an update:
I took another HIV Duo Test (4th generation) at 41 days and it came negative again.
Knowing that I have had a RNA Test negative at 16 Days, and four different Duo Tests negative (16 days, 26 days, 34 days, 41 days). ¿I am risk free for HIV? ¿Do I need to take another test? ¿Can I be confident about my negative status?
Thank you!
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You do not need to test any further.  You have conclusively tested negative.  You must now focus on good things that are coming your way.  Always use condoms correctly and consistently to stay away from HIV.
Mike thank you time and advise!
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I read a piece of information: the results of a RAN test in Japan were combined with the results of the fourth generation test four weeks later. Hiv1 can be completely ruled out! I hope it will help you!
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