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Hiv Test Four Weeks After Exposure

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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV...
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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 simple in my lipsi also did penetration but with condom so, thats ok i think.i went to the laboratory and did test hiv1 and hiv2it was negative... i did...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,You are on the right course for testing. Rapid HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. Having a sore on your mouth does create an opening for the possibility of HIV transmission, but only if... Read more »

Follow Up: K's 14 week post exposure HIV 1/2 test (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER REGAINS HIS SANITY AND TESTS HIV NEGATIVE, 2010)

Hi DR.Bob;Hope you are well. K here with you. Finally got my over 3 months post test results back..NEGATIVE!! for HIV p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibody! What a rollercoaster ride. I guess you were right and i was wrong!! I assume the test is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K,WOO-HOO! Are you actually admitting I was right??? WOWZA! Well spank my butt and call me a Republican. I can hardly believe the words I'm reading! BRAVO K for believing your definitive and conclusive test results. Many folks who have... Read more »

HIV I & II Antibody + HIV 1 p24 Ag by ECLIA test 13 weeks post possible exposure conclusive?

Hi there Dr Jacques. I had this HIV I & II Antibody + HIV 1 p24 Ag by ECLIA test last week and it came out Non Reactive. Basing from the time frame of 13 weeks post exposure, do you think this test is conclusive? ...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I am not qualified to answer medical or transmission questions. My specialty is benefits and workplace issues. I am not a doctor. When in doubt, get tested.... 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 »

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 »

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 »