Anonymous
On March 28th I had protected sex with a woman unknown HIV status. She performed unprotected oral on me and I inserted my fingers in her that I later may have put in my mouth. 14 days after the incident I was tested with the RNA test. The result was negative . On the 44th day I was retested with 4th generation test which was also negative. Do I need to test again or can I trust that the two test in combination are conclusive?
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your question! We're happy to help. It sounds like you're concerned about the date at which your test results are conclusive, having already taken two tests.

Since you have described numerous activities, I will list them all separately.
- Protected sex is considered a low risk activity, meaning that there have been a few reports of infection attributed to these activities, but usually under certain identifiable conditions (e.g. the condom breaking).
- Receiving oral sex is considered a negligible risk activity, meaning that while it is theoretically possible to acquire HIV in this scenario, there has never been a confirmed report.
- Fingering is also considered a negligible risk activity.

Here in Canada, all tests are considered conclusive 3 months after your most recent exposure, no matter how many tests you have taken. Thus, if you are looking for conclusive results, you would need to re-test at 3 months (12 weeks).

I hope I have answered your question, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

Regards,

Sierra, Helpline Volunteer

AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline

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