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Hello Doctor,

Im 33 year man. I had first unprotected sex 4 to 5 years ago. During first unprotected sex I didn't released my fluid inside the women vagina and so far I never came across HIV symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, muscle pain or night sweating or stomach issues. The Last unprotected sex I had a week ago with unknown escort. Even with her I didn't release fluid inside and nor she was wet.

I am afraid of going for HIV tests. Day before yesterday I went for Hepatitis B test which is negative. I am confuse, should I go for HIV test or not ? If yes, what more test should I go for along with HIV.

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Unprotected sex definitely warrants testing. Not only for HIV  but for other STDs as well.. In regards to HIV, take a duo test at the 28th day mark from your last exposure for a good indication followed by a 12th week antibody test as conclusion. For other STDs, please post in the std forum.
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Agreed with malbat.

Lack of symptoms or fluids don't turn unprotected intercourse into a no-risk activity.

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Thank you guys for advise I will go for 4th Generation DUO test will update here.
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Can I take any medicine or antibiotic from now till I go for DUO test ? just to protect myself from future issues ?
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If a doctor prescribes them, yes. But, don't try to self medicate if that's what you're thinking.
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