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Hello, my last exposure was 39 days ago on June 8, 2014.  I took the following HIV tests:

22 Days - 3rd generation antibody test with Quest Diagnostics - (Negative)

29 Days - Antibody test with health clinic - (Negative)

39 Days - RNA Test with Labcorp - (Pending)

1) Still waiting for the RNA test result, but if it comes out negative with the combination of the negative antibody test 10 days earlier, how conclusive are the results and do I need another antibody test at 6-8 weeks?

2) I heard that combining the antibody and RNA tests are equivalent to the DUO combo test and a negative result for both tests after 4 weeks is 100% conclusive.  Is this correct?  

3)  Generally your supposed to take the RNA test first followed by the antibody test but instead I took the antibody test first at 29 days and the RNA test 10 days later.  Does the testing order matter with the final results if both tests were taken 4 weeks after exposure?
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3 months post exposure is when you can obtain your conclusive test result.
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I forgot to mention that I had unprotected vaginal and oral sex with 3 women in the past year.  Last exposure was 39 days.
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1) 100%.  Scientifically, no additional testing will be needed, although official advice from CDC is still to have another antibody test at 3 months.

2) Correct.

3) Doesn't matter.
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Ignore HowardH replies they are incorrect.
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I stand by the science, which leaves no doubt.
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You don't give approvals for the tests nor to you work for anyone that does so stop with the incorrect information.
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Unnecessary -- and in fact largely wrong.
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Only thing wrong is you giving incorrect information.
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