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Hiv Testing Guidelines After Exposure

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3 month and 6 month test guidelines for occupational and non-occupational exposures

Dr. Vegas here again. Another question. I have the impression from reading your forum and from discussing this with other HIV MD's that the 3 month antibody test is pretty definitive. That is, if the 3 month test is negative after an exposure then a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in agreement, particularly if new generation tests are used. They still recommend a six-month follow-up test for occupational exposures and when there has been a "significant exposure" to a source patient who is confirmed to be HIV infected.... Read more »

Could I be HIV+ after HIV exposure but negative at 12wks?

Hi Dr. I had unprotected receptive vaginal sex with an HIV+ guy (unkowingly) - alhtough he did not... Read more »

Exposed to an HIV+ Partner

Hello!Im in South africa and i love this site,its informative!!I need advise on certain issue. Im a... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...transmitted during that time. In fact, individuals are often most infectious during this time (shortly after they have been exposed to HIV). Interpretation of Test Results A positive (reactive) result means: You are HIV-positive... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...exposure if all of the following criteria are met: A person has had a known high-risk exposure to HIV, AND The person was exposed to another person who is known to have HIV (especially if they have a high viral load), or the other person... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men

...TDF/FTC, in conjunction with behavioral interventions, in reducing sexual HIV acquisition in a multinational population of MSM exposed to HIV through high-risk sex. 4 A recent safety study of PrEP with TDF among 400 MSM in the United States... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant... Read more »
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Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

question about testing and results

Posted by guy23, 2 Replies
...put me at risk for possible infection. my concern is the test results. when i was younger and first received information on HIV and AIDS i was told that the virus COULD be detected shortly after infection but that to be totally sure the test... Read more »

occupational exposure

Posted by stars, 1 Reply
...I have just this week had an occupational exposure. I stuck myself with an instrument from a patient known to be Hep B and HIV positive. Although academically I understand Read more »

What makes you be so sure?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...to this conclusion: More than 99.9% of the individuals would have a positive antibody test between three and six months after exposure. OK, that's according to guidelines. But, I dare you people to find an individual that confirms these numbers... Read more »