Is 4 weeks enough time for a fairly conclusive hiv test?
Apr 15, 2013
Hello Dr. Cordova
I had unprotected sex with a guy 2 nights ago. I'm on birth control, and although he did not use a condom, he did not ejaculate inside of me. I know that that does not mean there is zero possibility of getting per-ejaculatory semen inside of me. I do not know his sexual history and am very nervous for myself. I have read all day that the window is usually up to three months after exposure. If I were to get tested at 4 after this exposure, would that be fairly conclusive? I do understand the I would need to be retested 90 days after exposure to be completely certain. I just don't want to wait 90 days to first be tested, I'm extremely nervous and am hoping that testing at the 4 week mark would be a good indicator of my status. Thank you for you advice.
Thank you again- M
Response from Mr. Cordova
It sounds like you have all of the info and answers already. You could go in for a test at 4 weeks. It would be a good indicator of what to expect at 90 days, and yes, please follow-up with a final test at 90 days.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Burning Red Spots After Giving Oral Sex What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Hair Loss After Handjob Worried I Have HIV
- Itchy Red Spots After Receiving Head Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Psoriasis After Rubbing Penis Worried I Have HIV
- Sore On Mouth After Erotic Massage Worried I Have HIV
- Can A Vaginal Cyst Look Like An Std?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.