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Hiv Infection Waiting Period

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Advice for people during waiting period

Hi Bob. I was the guy who wrote the following question:"Some relief" on March 28, 2006. I was exposed to an HIV positive woman (insertive/vaginal), and had just had a test at 10 1/2 weeks. I have now had my 3 month test and received the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Congratulations! A "pyrrhic" (great word, by the way) victory is still a victory! I have no doubt you are on the mend and that your "countless conditions" will being magically disappearing as the reality of your... Read more »

Have a deep anxiety about my waiting period.

I had one of the worst days of my life today. I hope you can help me and help me relive some anxiety I have looked through questions and you seem compassionate. A public health advisor came to my oms door giving them a note saying they needed to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, I can be compassionate, but sweetie it's time for a dose of reality! You ask should you be worried. You've been having "condomless" sex with several partners! Yes, of course you should be worried! You've broken Dr.... Read more »

Waiting period for test results

I recently had an HIV test done at my Doctor's office, and recieved the results the next evening. The test was done on a Tuesday and he said the results would be back by Thursday at the latest, in many of your responses you said it would take...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Everyone should be so lucky to have such an efficient doctor! The time it takes for one to receive an HIV test result is not a reliable way to determine the type of screening process used. Different laboratories will take different amounts of time... Read more »

Acute Infection Period

First, your message board has been very informative to me as I am trying to learn as much about HIV as possible.Five weeks ago I developed the flu like symptoms and saw my doctor during the first week. They ran several tests, including HIV. My HIV...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.Sorry to hear that you've acquired HIV infection. There are many issues related to the decision to start therapy; this is particularly true during acute infection.There are several lines of thought that suggest... Read more »
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waiting period

Posted by Anonymous
I think 3 months is enough, more than 97% of ppl test accurately by then. Waiting 6 months is an eternity, half a year! Those worried well i believe could die from stress before reaching the 6 month period, really. I think we should teach ourselves... Read more »

Waiting to see if i am infected

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i need to speak to someone about how i feel. I have slept with many men throughout my life and i am only 23 years old. Some of them i was protected and some of them i wasnt. For some reason lately i have been thinking about getting tested. I... 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 »

waiting for my test results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi everybody. i went in for my 3 month HIV test this morning. now i have to wait for the results to come back. this is a terrible period of tim.e so many thoughts are going through my head; what will i do if they are positive? i have no insurance.... Read more »