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How conclusive are oraquicks after 4 months after exposure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2014
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User:I took two oraquicks both after 4 months after exposure. How conclusive is this?
User:This was after a onetime encounter with a sex worker using a condom and penetration for only 6 seconds back in Oct. 2013.
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User:so in october 2013 i had 6 seconds of penetrable sex with a sex worker with a condom. I felt vaginal fluid on my thigh and finished covered with a condom
User:I have taken 2 oraquicks and received negative results in february and no sex since october
User:how likely is it i have hiv
Doctor:There is not much of chance that you got infected
Doctor:Since you used protection and the secretion were on the thigh
User:what about oraquick?
Doctor:It has been 5 months
User:yes 5 months
Doctor:At this stage dna-pcr is more specific
User:two negative results how convincing should that be for me
Doctor:If you go to aids clinic they will be able to run this test on you
User:can you give me a percentage?
User:are you familiar with oraquick?
Doctor:It is done at home
User:right i received 2 negative results this month
Doctor:Keeping in mind your negligible exposure and two negative tests
User:good point
Doctor:The percentage should be more than 99%
User:ok that helps
Doctor:It is quite reassuring
User:and since there was a risk it cant be 100% until i get blood work?
Doctor:The only issue is that you are still in window period
User:but by 3 months 97 percent of people have hiv antibodies from what i understand
Doctor:Yes they do
User:and since its been close to 5 months for me
Doctor:If I was in your shoes, I would not worry and repeat the test at 1 year
User:what sort of test do you recommend?
Doctor:But if you are really worried then you can go for dna-pcr test
Doctor:Do you have a question here?
User:I should ask for the dan-pcr test?
User:Besides that my question has been answered
Doctor:Yes you may
Doctor:if you are worried
User:But like you say I shouldnt be worried
User:maybe about herpes but hiv is very unlikely
Doctor:HIV is unlikely
Doctor:perpes can be tested with serology blood tests
Doctor:these tests can be prescribed by your family physician
User:yes i've had blood drawn and will get results next week
User:about herpes but i didnt ask for an hiv test which now i regret
User:I need to get back to work. Thanks for your time.
Doctor:I would not be worried much about HIV
User:what are herpes transmission rates ? 4% per year?
Doctor:If the woman had herpes then the chances of transmission are high
User:even with no symptoms?
User:valtrex has a study that says with a condom and not during an outbreak its a 4% transmission rate
Doctor:Sometimes the virus may be latent and may not have symptoms
Doctor:Yes the rates are very low
User:ok im signing off. thanks!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Take care
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