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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 ejaculate in me, I realise this was still high risk. I had a test at 6 weeks, which was negative and then a further negative test at 12 weeks (or 84...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The CDC's current guidelines recommend HIV-antibody testing at both the three- and six-month marks following a "significant exposure" to a partner confirmed to be HIV infected. Unprotected receptive vaginal sex would qualify as a... Read more »

question to on a potential exposure, quick donation

Hello doctor, please help me. I am very worried and scared. I had oral sex with a sex worker on Feb... Read more »

Why ????????????????????????????????? (3 MONTHS VS 6 MONTHS)

Hi, and thank you for all the hope you are spreading, I guess hope is the ultimate gift a person... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...caused by several different illnesses. If you have any of these symptoms and if there is any chance that you were recently exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The... Read more »
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Rapid Testing in Canada

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
...rapid test....what a freaking difference. (I dont suggest that people get tested this often as I really should of waited till 3 months) For any "experts" in Canada reading this lets get with the times and get rapid testing more available in... Read more »

rapid tests vs. ELISA (Dr. Bob's answer!!)

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
...99%. A negative test is a definitive negative, unless the test is performed in the "window period" (first three months post-exposure). A positive test is considered a preliminary positive result and needs to be confirmed with a Western Blot or... Read more »

Definite Results?

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...I tested five years post possible exposure with a rapid Oraquick and it was negative. I am getting a blood test for all STDs soon and am wondering if my HIV test with Read more »

No rapid test is as good as ELISA.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do some research about the way the tests works. No rapid test will ever be as accurate as ELISA. For example, the rapid test uses just one or two drops of blood. The ELISA uses a lot Read more »