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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Half-Hour HIV Test to Reduce Infection Risk

A new HIV test that provides results in 30 minutes while the patient waits has been approved for marketing in Australia, according to Health Minister Tanya Plibersek. The new test, requiring only a finger prick of blood, is a preliminary screening... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Mayor Bloomberg Announces Formation of 20-Member Commission on AIDS; City to Offer One-Hour HIV Test

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) on Monday announced the formation of a 20-member Commission on AIDS and said that the city next year will offer a one-hour HIV test to all residents, the New York Post reports. The new commission is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Churches in New York State Offer Free HIV Testing During Church Hours

More than 10 churches in Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y., recently participated in a statewide program designed to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in the African-American community by offering free HIV testing during church hours, the Albany Times... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV I/II antibody test can be done in few hours, is that true?

Dear Dr Bob,My bf has just went for HIV I/II antibody test. On the report slip, it said non-reactive. However, i noticed that the requested date for the test and the date which the lab printed the report is the same date. I asked the Dr how can it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,With newer generation rapid tests accurate results can be obtained in as few as 20 minutes! Consequently it's entirely possible your boyfriend's test results were available the same day.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Really scared: PeP dose late by a few hours (sometimes 2-3 hours) the first two weeks

Dear Doctor,I have been put on PeP (combination of 2 meds only) after I had unprotected sex with someone whose sexual history I felt was safe. However, when they refused to get tested after we had the encounter; I got worried and insisted on getting...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The key with taking PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection) is to start as soon as possible (within 48 hours, but the sooner the better) and to be consistent about taking as many doses as possible to complete the 4 week... Read more »

Test done after 12 hours!

Hello Dr. Joseph, thank you for your reply to my question and sorry to disturb you again I have another question which is if a blood sample is taken and left 12 hours before the test is done, would this affect the accuracy of the test? will the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Tests for HIV antibodies using the standard ELISA methods have been confirmed to be sensitive (have a positive result when the infection is present) 99.9% of the time even when the samples are left for a week and after multiple cycles of freezing... Read more »

HIV Exposure - first 24 hour medicine?

I have tested negative every year, yesterday I was exposed to anal sexy with a positive partner. Q: Are there drugs I can take immediately to potentially kill the virus IF I was exposed? Also: given he did not ejactulate in me, what is my risk?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere are medications you can take within 72 hours of exposure. It's call PEP or Post Exposure Prophylaxis. The chances are smaller because he didn't ejaculate but being the bottom partner does increase your risk of exposure. Be well and... Read more »
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Getting Tested in Half an Hour

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey there, I just wanted all u people to wish me luck since it has been one month of anxiety. TOday im gettin tested for HIV after my low risk exposure( Kissing a sex worker with an open sore) HOw many people test positive after the first month??? I... Read more »

12 hours earlier, I tested POZ. Confused?

Posted by NumbedDown, 5 Replies
Hi,
I'm pretty much in a state of shock still. When I saw that checked mark next to the Positive box, my heart sank. Body went numb. Adding insult to injury, my best friend was waiting outside for me at the clinic today. In short, I've been... Read more »

So does HIV live a few, seconds hours or minutes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have heard many conflicting reports. I have heard it only 2 seconds, Ive heard it dies in minutes, and Ive heard it can live HOURS! What is the real lifespan? Has it been proved with tests? Read more »

1 hour till i find out the outcome of my future

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok i have 1 hour till i find out the results on my hiv test... this is to anyone that is reading and ever plans on not wearing a rubber! DONT DO IT... i was young and stupid and thought i was invinseable ... nothing could stop me... i couldnt catch... Read more »