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For HIV - first test between 9-12 weeks
      #235509 - 01/21/08 11:36 PM

For HIV - first test between 9-12 weeks (by that time about 95% of positives come back positive). Then test at 6 months, and then at one year (by one year 99.9% of positives are positive).

For STDs - it depends which one you are referring to - some are blood tests and some are swabs. If you know that you have exposed, just tell your doctor and she will treat you even before the test come back. In general, I would go with a 4-6 week rule - by then the bacteria or viruses would have time to replicate.

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