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PEP HIV testing and delayed serconversion

I was given PEP after hetrosexual risk. I am man and had unprotected vaginal intercourse with sex worker. The risk of infection was associated to be low but still I took PEP. A normal rapid test was done after 5 days of finishing PEP by the doctor...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
There wold be no reason to do a PCR test since you ahve no symptoms of having acute (new) HIV infection. A negative test at 3 months would give you moe than a 90% assurance that you are negative. New "4th generation" tests that include a... Read more »

dose habetites b carrier delay delay hiv test for more than 4 months after exposure.

If someone have habetites B for more than 20 years, just carier, but have no any problem and all... Read more »

Delaying HIV Testing. Please Dr. Lisa Answer me. I'm very worried

I had an oral sex about three weeks ago. He ejaculated in my mouth and I swallowed some of his... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arkansas: Fear Causes Risky Delay in HIV Tests, Experts Say

Early HIV testing took top billing among a variety of awareness initiatives in Arkansas on World AIDS Day. The state has experienced more HIV infections than the official count of 5,630, said Kevin Dedner, the Arkansas Department of Health's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cleveland Agencies, Groups Frustrated by Delays in Receiving HIV Test Results, People Not Returning for Results

The federal government is urging state and local health departments nationwide to step up HIV testing efforts to identify HIV-positive people who are unaware of their status, but agencies and AIDS service organizations in the Cleveland area say they... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Combating HIV; Report Says Limited Testing in South Carolina Delaying Diagnoses

A study published on World AIDS Day in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that of more than 1,700 "late testers" diagnosed with HIV in South Carolina between 2001 and 2005, nearly three-quarters had visited a health care facility... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cost, State Laws, Reluctance of Some Family Physicians Expected to Delay Implementation of CDC Recommendations for Routine HIV Testing

Complex state HIV testing laws, reluctance of some family physicians to administer tests to their patients and testing costs are expected to delay for at least one year the implementation of CDC 's recommendations for routine HIV testing in many... Read more »
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Delay in Obtaining Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help!
A friend of mine went to the doctor's three weeks ago for an HIV test. The results are not available yet. The nurse called the testing center this morning and they said the results could only be released by mail; we should wait.
Is it... Read more »

Scared by delayed test results!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
On January 8, I had an anonymous HIV test done at a aids network office. The test results were supposed to be back after two weeks, and are normally only available on Thursdays. Today was week three and they are still not back. The staff keeps... Read more »

oral sex risk and delay testing

Posted by jakemorales, 2 Replies
I'm a new member here. I would like to ask your assesment on my situation. I had an unprotected oral sex with a guy of unknown status about a month ago. I was the sucker of his penis. He ejaculated and then I swallow his semen. Do I have a risk for... Read more »

Worried about possible hep b/c delaying HIV window period

Posted by n1368585, 2 Replies
Hi

I had a possible exposure (unprotected sex with csw) in Thailand in nov 2011.

I tested negative with 3rd gen ELISA at 4,8,10, 13 and 16 weeks.

Also did a ELICA at 8.5 months which was negative.

However, here is the worrying part. I have been... Read more »