ELISA 4th Generation DUO
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Before addressing your concern, I would like to note that whether one is HIV+ or - is not determned by their occupation, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
Rather ,what you do (unprotected vaginal/anal intercourse) with anyone poses significant risk of acquiring HIV.
So having protected sex with a sex worker is a low risk activity.
Having protected vaginal sex is considered a low risk activity for passing HIV. Giving unprotected oral sex is a low risk activity, while receiving unprotected oral sex is a negligible risk activity (meaning there haven't been any reported cases in history).
The 4th generation antigen/antibody test has a window period of 4-12 weeks, and is considered conclusive by practitioners at 6 weeks. It has an accuracy of 99.9%.However, International Testing guidelines do recommend re-testing at the 3 month period to obtain conclusive results. Thus, I would suggest re-testing at this point to ensure you receive accurate results.
Based on the activities you engaged in, I would not expect the results to change.
I hope this helps calm your mind. We do encourage anyone who is sexually active to have regular STI testing done to ensure the safety of yourself and your partners.
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