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Having Sex During Period Do I Need To Get Tested For AIDS

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV
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When Should I Test For HIV/AIDS

Hi, I had sex with a women on Oct 30 2010. I used a condom all the while. I am afraid I might get HIV/AIDS. When do you think I should do the test. I have heard 6 months is maximum period for the HIV test to come positive. If after 6 months I test...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...First of all the likelihood of your contracting HIV is very low since you did use a condom. To answer your question: an HIV (antibody) test starts to turn positive (assuming exposure Read more »

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission of herpes infections, there is no proof that it will prevent the transmission of HIV.) Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Take care of your mouth. The likelihood of oral HIV transmission... Read more »

Understanding the test results

My sister recently donated at a blood drive. She got a letter back stating that she testing positive for hiv-1 and hiv-2, but negative on the western blot and negative on some other test, I can't remember what it was. The letter stated that she was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested as a batch. If the batch tests positive, then each of the 20 donor samples is tested individually by our usual serological testing methods. See, I told you this was a bit confusing. As for your second question, my occupational exposure was... Read more »

test period

Hi:Scenario: John has sex with Jane. John does not look decent. Jane is afraid of contracting aids from John, so she asked John to go for aids test 7 days after they had unprotected sexual intercourse. John was tested negative.But what if John has...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...for Jane to find out is to get tested herself, now and again in 2-3 and 6 months. Even decent people need to practice safe sex all of the time, so Jane-- in all decency-- should start doing that immediately. Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...develop any symptoms of HIV is during the "acute" phase, which lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
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Convincing ppl to get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...info about the whole situation bcuz if a doctor signs it saying she doesnt have HIV that maybe she is unaware of the 6-12 month period after exposure and so i got tested at 3-5 month period ( somewhere in there but i think it was 4-5) but anyways... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If so, go for it. But to be certain, you will need to be tested again at six months. more from San Francisco AIDS Foundation Periodic Testing: Many people continue to engage in some degree of risky behavior, and choose to be tested for HIV... Read more »

When should I test?

Posted by Shauna99, 7 Replies
...I recently got out of a relationship with a guy who was a former IV drug user. We practiced safe sex almost every time, but there was one or two times when it just happened. We last had sex about 2 months ago. I need to know Read more »

Facts. Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...help from a professional counselor. Have this person go with you to the doctor. If you test positive, you have to tell your sex and/or needle-sharing partners that they, too, need to be tested. But you don't have to tell everybody else. Tell... Read more »