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Hiv Testing Time Frames

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

some symptoms, time frame question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I had a very risky unprotected exposure about a week and a half ago. Shortly after I experienced a discharge and pain during urination. I main concern is HIV. About 7-8 days later I started to feel very slugish with a bit of a sore throat. I... Read more »

symptoms time frame?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi, i had risky unprotected sex with a woman 3 months ago. after about 3 weeks i developed general but strong symptoms.. fatigue, sore throat, fever, etc. Now, after 3 months i'm experiencing daily diarrhea (everyday for over 1 week now) and mild... Read more »

Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
I've been very concerned lately because 6-8 months ago (could have been as early as 4 months ago) I noticed a small white spot on the side of my tongue. Initially I didn't think anything of it and thought it was something that I ate or a change... Read more »

time frame

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Because ARS comes between 2-6 weeks, and later symptoms of hiv come years later, symptoms that i am feeling 3 months after exposure can not be related to hiv???? please clarify. Read more »
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Time frame of testing for hep C

I had exposure to Hepatits C nine months ago.Sex with a female partner. Two months after contact I got really sick, sore thoat,weigth loss (11lbs) joint pain and white coating on tongue( not Thrush). The sore thoat went away, but I still have the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The HCV antibodies will usually appear by about 3 months or so. Heterosexual sex is not really a risk factor. It sounds like you had a cold. However you should use this occaison to get vaccinated for hepatitis A and B. Stay well and safe! DTD... Read more »

Time Frame on PCR Testing

Ryan, thank you for your time. I am a bisexual man and about 22 days ago my girlfriend, myself and another bisexual man had unprotected sex. We all had oral sex, and we both inserted my girlfriend, vaginally, but, he did not ejaculate inside of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unfortunately, you can't really get a definite answer from a PCR test. First of all, it is not licensed as a tool to determine if someone is infected or not. Secondly, it's accuracy in determining infection is questionable (see Accuracy... Read more »

Time frame for undetected HIV Virus?

My husband and I have been married for over 11 years. Prior to this, I don't know whether either one of us was ever exposed to the virus. What is the likelihood of either one of us being HIV+ after all this time, and is it possible for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It takes an average of 10 years for someone to develop AIDS-related illness. It is not quite understood why some people take longer than others to progress to AIDS. The best way to tell if you are HIV infected is to get an HIV antibody test.... Read more »

HIV Time Frame?

I am new to the whole "Gay" thing, and I am educating myself on HIV for preventative reasons (of course) This is my question/problem... How can you tell if someone is infected and actually telling the truth? From what I am to understand...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
First, let me address the "telling if someone is infected" thing. The only way you can truly know if someone is infected is if the tell you that they are. Otherwise, it's just a guessing game. That's why prevention people were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

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