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How to test for HIV?

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I took a hiv blood test at the public clinic after 30 days it was negative and I also took a hiv rna test 52 days after possible exposure it also was negative im just worried and stressed should I still do more tests or am im hiv negative
Posted Thu, 7 Aug 2014 in HIV and AIDS
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 1 hour later
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No,you dont need to do other tests since negative RNA HIV test after 52 days practically rules out HIV infection and there is no possibility for false negative results. Even the first test after 30 days is almost 99% conclusive, but it is good that you did second testing and again, you can be sure that you dont have HIV, and no further test is required.
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