Hiv Testing 6 Weeks After Sex

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When Should I Test For HIV/AIDS

Hi, I had sex with a women on Oct 30 2010. I used a condom all the while. I am afraid I might get HIV/AIDS. When do you think I should do the test. I have heard 6 months is maximum period for the HIV test to come positive. If after 6 months I test...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...condom. To answer your question: an HIV (antibody) test starts to turn positive (assuming exposure leads to infection) about 4-6weeks after the onset of HIV infection. Indeed, during acute HIV infection, the HIV antibody test is usually... Read more »

Are these hiv tests conclusive after 3,6 and 11 week?

Dear Dr,After a unprotected oral sex, I have got following tests;- 19 day Hiv 1/2 Negative- 21 day... Read more »

Thanks for your time, Dr. Bob!

Hi Dr. Bob!My boyfriend and I are in a LTR, therefore, I'm positive in the timing of all of this.5... Read more »
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