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The gay men's health center in my city of residence offers the OraQuick rapid test with results in 20 minutes. They also collect blood samples for the longer test for which it takes 2 weeks to get results.

I went to get such a test taken  2 weeks after possible exposure to HIV, and the rapid test did not detect any antibodies. The health center will give you the rapid test so long as it's at least 2 weeks, so I went on the 2 week mark.

Should I have waited longer to take the rapid test?
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3 months is when you can test and receive your conclusive test result.
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Thanks! I have a follow-up question: what are the odds of getting HIV from unprotected anal sex as recipient, with someone of unknown HIV status? I know this is an extremely high risk situation, but I want to know if there are any numbers available in terms of odds: 1 in 10? 1 in 50?
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It's not anything to guess about.
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