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    Hello doctor i had this rash on my body after a risky exposure , do you think this is a hiv rash? i have also had a combo duo test done at 14 days ? i know i wont get conclusive answers but is there a little assurance i can find from this? the rash went away by itself in 2 or so days and i dont experience any other symptoms

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    there is no other obvious rash on other parts of my body

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    • #3
      Dear Dane123

      It is a very non specific rash, but it does not look like HIV Rash. My advice is to repeat the 4th Generation HIV Ab/Ag test just to be sure.

      Regards

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        would a test at around 21-23 days be a good indication? i know 28 day is the conclusive date but if i cannot wait , will it give me good accuracy

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        • #5
          around 21 days what kind of accuracy % would it be?

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          • #6
            Hi Dane123

            The 4th Generation HIV test would start turning positive from 21 days onward if truly infected but I would still say wait for 28 days for your tests.

            Regards

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            • #7
              btw dr tan, for other stds like syphilis , cha, gona , if i do testing and positive , can i still stay in Singapore/ or will not be deported or is tht only for HIV

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              • #8
                Dr Zeng i mean sorry

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                • #9
                  Hi Dane123,

                  Yes, no worries about that. Diagnosis and treatment of these STDs does not mean deportation.

                  Regards

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                  • #10
                    Hello Dr Zeng, i went for testing at ur clinic at Robertson on the 29th day after exposure with the 4th gen combo duo test , also tested for syphilis , will have test for gon and clamydia next week too but for HIV test , i can just chop it up as basically conclusive and move on ?

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                    • #11
                      Hi Dane123,

                      Yes It is conclusive. However, local testing guidelines still recommend a re-check at 90 days after exposure just to rule out the very low chances of false negatives.

                      You shouldn't go away thinking that the situation is unclear though. A negative 4th gen test at 29 days post exposure is conclusive.

                      Regards

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                      • #12
                        Thank you doctor tht is really reassuring , i know that your clinic have not experienced someone that test later + after 4 weeks ( asked Dr Johnathan) , so i am relieved. I will take the 3 month test for peace of mind thank you

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