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Do I Have To Wait Weeks Before Hiv Test After Initial Exposure

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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
...and itching, continued severe to moderate discomfort in thymus area, bouts of node and lymph vessel pains make for a perfect HIV diagnosis. yet you wrongly pass me off as a case of anxiety and mania! You couldnt be more wrong, i cannot think up... Read more »

DUO HIV Test reliability 4 weeks after exposure?

I had proctected sex with a sex worker in a high risk country 7 9 days ago. The condom broke and i... Read more »

Could I be HIV+ after HIV exposure but negative at 12wks?

Hi Dr. I had unprotected receptive vaginal sex with an HIV+ guy (unkowingly) - alhtough he did not... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider... Read more »
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Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before the 3 month test? Read more »

3 weeks after possible exposure / HELP!

Posted by datguy, 3 Replies
...with a female of unknown std status, but during sex the condom broke and there was 2-3 mins before I noticed and stopped. 3 weeks after the encounter, I came down with a horribly painful sore throat on one side!! It killed to swallow and my... Read more »

Quick test came negative / 7 weeks after exposure

Posted by Drake, 4 Replies
...upper lip. Nothing on my tongue or anywhere else though, and the normal pain of gingivitis (that i started treatment like 1 or 2 weeks ago). I started to investigate and the more i worried. After the investigation, i noticed more synthomps, like... Read more »

Negative at 24 weeks.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative at 24 weeks after an exposure. I also tested negative at 12 weeks. Can I assume I don't have HIV or do I need to wait the full year before Read more »