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    Rapid test
    Anon_136251 posted:
    I waited 3 mos after my encounter which was protected ejaculation and some non protected but without ejaculation and took a rapid test that was negative but Im worried that maybe the rapid test was flawed or the clinician who did it misinterpreted it. Do rapid tests ever expire? Any strange sympton I get I get worried. Thanks
    georgiagail responded:
    Rapid tests were developed to 1. give accurate results within a very short period of time (they are often used in health departments/clinics where it may be difficult for patients to return for follow up visits to learn these results) and 2. be easy to read.

    Your "risk" was not there; the ejaculation was protected (I'm going to assume this means that a condom was used and did not break or tear). Even if your partner was positive, the virus cannot cross an intact latex barrier.


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