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"window period for HIV testing" 7 after unprotected sex

I had unprotecting sex about 7 months ago. I am not sure if this person has been infected with any STDs? I gave blood and had a 10 point test done. My main concern was HIV since I had no other symptoms that would indicate that i had an STD. All my...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,We would recommend getting tested for HIV at 3 months. There's an extremely small chance of taking longer than that. Six months is the longest it could take (again, only on that extremely small unlikely off-chance). So... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... Read more »

Advisable to abstain from sex 3 months after risk? "window period"

sir, is it presumed (for the tests beyond window period) that the person getting tested has... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics Associated With Sex After Periods of Abstinence Among Sexually Experienced Young Women

The intermittent nature of adolescent sex presents a challenge to pregnancy prevention efforts, according to the authors, who added that "understanding why sexually experienced adolescents have sex after a period of abstinence will help clinicians... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rise in Iranian Prostitution Blamed on Strict Sex Rules, Economy

A recent serial killer in Iran was understood by some to be battling corruption and a social scourge -- prostitution. Saeed Hanaei went to the gallows for murdering prostitutes. "If I removed corruption, it was for the good of the people," his... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Frequency Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics: Implications for HIV Prevention and Surveillance

In the current study, researchers sought to describe trends in HIV testing occurrence and frequency among men who have sex with men (MSM) seeking treatment at four STD clinics and to define factors associated with HIV testing frequency and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

D.C. Students to Be Tested on Sex Education

Students in D.C. public schools soon will undergo health education assessments as a way to guide instruction on topics such as HIV, STDs, contraception, and drug use. The 50-question exam, to be introduced next spring, will be the nation's first... Read more »
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Sex while on Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering if the chances of woman contracting HIV increases if she has intercourse with a HIV+ partner while on her period? I have'nt had much luck finding anything on that, so I would really appriciate it if someone could answer this... Read more »

Sex during the Window Period.

Posted by anxietyboy, 2 Replies
Does anyone have any advice regarding sex during the window period.

I'm at 9 weeks so far. Tested neg at 25 days.

So far have abstained from sex, but it may happen this weekend with someone I care about very much. The last thing I want to do is put... Read more »

My way of dealing with 3 month wait period to test

Posted by Ivan88, 1 Reply
Hi all,
So my story is:
1 month ago had protected sex with sex worker.
I was drunk and had low erection so condom was moving, but still covered my boy's head , then girl gave me handjob and then I changed condom. Anyway I got genital herpis and... Read more »

WINDOW PERIOD AND TEST "THE REAL QUESTION"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
REGARDS, FOR WHAT AND READ, WHICH WE HAVE SPENT (PASSED) FOR THIS DISTRESS OF HAVING SEXUAL RELATION AND LET'S PRUNE at the swindle ALONE TO SAY THAT SIX WEEKS AND TO NEGATIVE RESULT LET'S PRUNE THE TRANQUILITY TO GIVE, TO THIS WHICH SPENDING... Read more »