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Best Hiv Test For Early Exposure

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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Early Symptoms Early Test?

Hello, I exposed myself to HIV by being engaging in unprotected insertive anal sex for about 8 minutes. This happened 3 weeks ago. A bit over a week ago I had fever for two nights with watery Diarrhea. As a result, I developed an anxiety problem,...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
You are asking the wrong person. I do benefits and workplace issues.cim not medically trained.Jacques... Read more »

Early Initiation of HAART 12 weeks after Exposure

Hello Dr.Young, First of all I would like to send a personal thank you as I was recently diagnosed mid last year and with the help of your forum and a strong Christian Faith I know that an abundance of living can be achieved if I am...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Derek and thanks for posting your interesting question.It is becoming increasingly clear that there are benefits to starting HAART early- just how early to start is debatable as is the question of how early one needs to start to get to the... Read more »

Follow Up: K's 14 week post exposure HIV 1/2 test (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER REGAINS HIS SANITY AND TESTS HIV NEGATIVE, 2010)

Hi DR.Bob;Hope you are well. K here with you. Finally got my over 3 months post test results back..NEGATIVE!! for HIV p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibody! What a rollercoaster ride. I guess you were right and i was wrong!! I assume the test is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K,WOO-HOO! Are you actually admitting I was right??? WOWZA! Well spank my butt and call me a Republican. I can hardly believe the words I'm reading! BRAVO K for believing your definitive and conclusive test results. Many folks who have... Read more »

HIV-2 Early Testing

Dr. Robert,I know HIV-2 is not a popular subject here, but i had a possible high risk exposure with a person from West Africa.Am a 33 yrs old hetrosexual male in good health, but after the exposure i had mutiple symptoms which indicate a possible...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The seroconversion window period is the same for both HIV-1 and HIV-2. DNA PCR testing (for HIV-1 or HIV-2) is not FDA approved for routine diagnostic purposes. Consequently I can't advise regarding "reliability." That said, if... Read more »
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Is folliculitis a sign of early HIV? Im 8 weeks into my exposure.

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
Had a negative 7 week oraquick test, i have 2 infected hair follicles on my arms....

Also would anyone know if getting my wisdom teeth taken out would delay my time for seroconversion? Read more »

testing NOT needed if oral sex is only exposure?

Posted by anonymouslad, 4 Replies
Why do the experts(on this site anyway) suggest that testing for HIV is not even recommended if unprotected oral sex is the person's only possible risk? Yet there IS still a chance that HIV can be contracted this way? Surely it would be (a... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

ORAL THRUSH - from antibiotics or early HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After taking antibiotics for a while (different kinds were described when my uti did not go away) my tongue started to burn and it's white in the back. this has been going on for over two weeks. possible hiv exposure from unprotected sex a bit over... Read more »