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How long to wait to get tested?
Dec 19, 2000

If you are concerned about a un-safe sexual encounter, what is considered to be an acceptable time period to get tested and feel "reasonably" sure you are not infected with HIV. I wouldn't think that being tested the day after the event would be as conclusive as waiting a few months or whatnot?

In other words what is a typical time frame that the infection shows up in tests, after infection?

Response from Dr. Reznik

The CDC recommendations are to be tested immediately after the event to establish a baseline, and then at 3 and 6 months.

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