[Question #4290] Giving oral sex to a woman (cont) test result

29 months ago
Good afternoon doctor i had a pcr dna test on day 11 and it was thankfully negative,can i take this as a conclusive result and no further testing should be done? 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
29 months ago
I'm sorry that my prior answers to your questions were not sufficient to relieve your worries.  As you remember, I have already told you that there are no proven cases in which a person has been proven to acquire HIV from performing oral sex on an infected women.  I also informed you that the chance that your partner had HIV is very, very low -les than 1% in most settings.  You did not need testing.  The PCR test that you have confirms what I have already said- you did not get HIV from performing oral sex on a woman outside of your marriage.  I see no need for additional testing.  EWH
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29 months ago
Hi doctor,thanks for the reply.One final question is the pcr test i have taken conclusive as would be a duo test at 6 weeks?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
29 months ago
Yes, PCR results at day 11 and beyond are as conclusive as a combination HIV antigen/antibody test taken at six week. PCR tests are not as widely used as the antigen/antibody tests because they have more falsely positive results and more expensive.  Thus there are fewer data on their performance than for the antigen/antibody tests.  I would believe your PCR test and see no need for further testing.  EWH
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29 months ago
Thank you doctor,no further questions from me! You have helped me enormously, you all do an exceptional job.Well done
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
29 months ago
Thank you for your thanks.  I'm pleased we could be helpful. EWH
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28 months ago
Morning doctor against your advice and probably for my own sanity i had one further test a duo test at 32 days after my encounter as you said it would be all negative will test no more!
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
28 months ago
Glad to hear of your results (but not surprised at the result which I was confident that any further testing would be negative as well).  I totally agree that no further testing is needed as well. 

This will conclude this thread.  Take care.  eWH
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