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Hiv Test Four Weeks After Exposure

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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 withdrew within 2-3 seconds. I started PEP treatment after 52 hours (late i know). If I can access a DUO HIV test at 4 weeks how conculsive is this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A negative DUO HIV test at four weeks is encouraging, but not conclusive. You would still need a negative ELISA at three months and six months, according to the post-PEP testing guidelines. (Check the archives for additional information about... Read more »

hi . ms shannon, i did a test hiv1 hiv 2 four weeks after incident.

Hello Ms. SouthallI did oral sex to a girl who i dont know her hiv status and i had an herpex... Read more »
Proyecto Inform

TLC+: Best Practices to Implement Enhanced HIV Test, Link-to-Care, Plus Treat (TLC-Plus) Strategies in Four U.S. Cities

Table of Contents Introduction Where TLC-Plus Is Working Components of Successful TLC-Plus Programs Funding Cost Effectiveness Sharing of Electronic Medical Records Discussion Acknowledgements References Introduction ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Rapid Drop in Mitochondria in Fat Biopsies Within Four Weeks of d4T Use

A study by Menezes and colleagues from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, published in HIV Medicine , was stopped by the DSMB due to the negative impact of d4T (stavudine) on mitochondria after only four weeks of use. 1 This was... Read more »
Project Inform

Four Weeks of Therapy Enough to Prevent MTC Transmissions

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Four-in-One AIDS Drug Gets the OK in Clinical Trial

A potential new once-daily HIV treatment is as safe and effective as traditional combination therapies, according to two clinical trials reported on Friday. Researchers tested Quad -- an experimental pill made by Gilead Sciences and comprising... Read more »
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Testing four years after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a female who had unprotected sex with a man who I was later told was HIV + (but not by him). I went to Planned Parenthood in MA four years later and took a test, it came back negative, but just to be sure I took a home access three months... Read more »

How conclusive is an Hiv test at four weeks?

Posted by worriedsick, 2 Replies
Should it be taken with a grain of salt? Or is it a good step in the right direction? Does anyone know the level of conclusiveness after 30 days for an HIV test? Read more »

Four weeks left to go

Posted by Sprite1, 3 Replies
No screaming anguish this time, I promise. Sorry.

It's now four weeks to go for the 'make or break' test. Weighing up all the odds statistically, I'll be fine... looking at my symptoms, and, heart-breakingly, those of my partner, I'm not remotely... Read more »

should a four week test bring serious hope?

Posted by scared77, 3 Replies
It's been a month after my risky exposure, I am slowly going crazy and I have gotten to the point where I don't think I can really take this any more.

I gotta get tested, do you think a 4 week post exposure test, should be considerably accurate?

hugs... Read more »