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Can Duration Of Exposure Affect Infection Rate

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Does Repeated Exposure Affect Testing?

Hello,If, say, your partner unwittingly contracts HIV and continues to have sex with you will tests still show up positive 3 months out from first exposure even though you have been exposed again to the same person more recently?Thanks a lot. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...become infected with HIV will develop detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood within four to six weeks following exposure and primary infection. We recommend waiting until the three-month mark (from time of exposure) for a... Read more »

Dr. Bob hates bad grammer

Hello Dr. BobI notice you correct peoples spelling a lot so I will try to spell everything... Read more »

what does it imply to be exposed to HB infection

I recently had a test for HBsAg and the result read positive, what does this imply? what advice do... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Preconception Care for HIV-Infected Women

...sexual transmission Prevention of acquisition or transmission of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Prevention of re-exposure to HIV Optimizing health/Reducing risk Sustained clinical and immunologic stability ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...Pet ferrets with naturally occurring 2009 H1N1 infection have exhibited illness similar in severity to that seen in ferrets exposed to seasonal influenza viruses and to 2009 H1N1 virus in laboratory settings. Clinical signs exhibited have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...someone who has Hepatitis A Have oral-anal sexual contact with someone who has Hepatitis A I think I have been exposed to Hepatitis A. What should I do? If you have any questions about potential exposure to Hepatitis A, call ... Read more »
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duration of symptoms?

Posted by anonymouslad, 2 Replies
...What is the rough duration that symptoms will last after someone is infected with HIV? I think I read somewhere else that they only last around a week. Read more »

Need help and assurance - peculiar exposure

Posted by cricket, 1 Reply
...mark after warts appeared. Herpes, HIV 1/2, Hep B/C, Sypillus, Gonn and Cly - all negative at 60 day mark. 1) Could I have been exposed to HIV due to that foreskin-handjob incident? Started having symptoms....also what about the rubbing and boob... Read more »

Repeated Exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why do most HIV experts say that repeated exposure is usually necessary for HIV infection to occur. Can HIV get into the body and then be somehow eliminated but if a person Read more »

Hopefully A Silly Concern

Posted by TValerio, 5 Replies
...at eight weeks. Negative. Now I'm wondering if I'm out of the woods. Intellectually, I don't think I put myself at risk. But emotionally, I still wonder. What do you all think? Read more »