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HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that is sexually transmitted and affects the body's ability to fight infections. It is a lifelong condition that progresses to a more severe form known as AIDS in the long run.

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I took a fourth-generation HIV test. Can I consider it conclusive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a sex worker. I took PEP (Post - exposure Prophylaxis) medicine for the first three days after exposure. After 39 days, I took a combo test, and after 58 days, a fourth generation HIV duo ultra antibody and antigen test. The results were negative. After 87 days, my antib...  Read Full »

Dr. Davie Wong

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A fourth-generation HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibody test can detect HIV infection 15 to 20 days after exposure. If your test remains negative, 105 days after exposure, you can be confident that you do not have HIV. The accuracy of...  Read Full »

What is the chance of HIV infection after deep kissing?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to a spa several times in the last month. I did not have any sexual intercourse, but the therapist did a hand job and gave deep kisses. And sometimes, we had to hump between the therapist's thighs near to her genital. We also had oral sex, and she sucked my penis for a maximum of o...  Read Full »

Dr. Davie Wong

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are concerned about contracting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the best approach is to get tested. You might get tested for other sexually transmitted infections, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and hepatitis C and B. The risk of catching HIV from or...  Read Full »

What are the odds of having HIV after using a sex worker?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with a massage parlor woman but had a herpes outbreak above my penis; it was pretty high. I am worried about HIV (Human immunodeficiency Virus). Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Davie Wong

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The chance of contracting HIV in this situation is highly variable, depending on many factors. Having genital herpes at the time of sexual intercourse does increase the risk. Other factors include proper or improper use of a condom, wh...  Read Full »

I had unprotected homosexual sex. Am I at risk for AIDS?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with a homosexual friend. There was no bleeding, so I did not take post-exposure prophylaxis. I took HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) 1 and 2 Duo (antigen and antibody) test after the 40th day of exposure. The result was non reactive value = 0.190. I took HIV (h...  Read Full »

Dr. Davie Wong

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your 4th generation HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) serology is negative. Your HIV viral load is < 120,000 mIU/mL or < 54 copies/mL. According to the interpretation of your report, it means there might be HIV virus in your blood that is below the lower limit ...  Read Full »

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