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How Do You Test For HIV And How Fast Are The Results

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how fast can you get a positive result on an hiv test?

So I was dating a guy that is hiv positive, and am negative. Through out our relationship we had sex and one of the times the condom broke this was back in aprili went to the emergency room took the first dosis of comvivir and later went to the gay...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Mutual masturbation and receptive oral sex are both low-risk activities. I do not think you need to be concerned. While these test results will not be conclusive ( you must wait until the 90 day mark), I am confident the result will be... Read more »

How fast can you get test results? How much do tests cost?

About how long does is take to recieve the results from a home HIV test?... Read more »

How fast should cd4 rise? Blood test results...

Dear Dr. Keith,I have been on treatment for about 3 months now. When i started I had a cd4 count of... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Monthly Injection Protects Macaques From Rectal Exposure: Results Should Fast-Track Human Studies for Advanced PrEP Options

Probably, the most important prevention study at CROI 2013 came from a study in 16 macaque monkeys. Half these animals were given a long-acting formulation of an integrase inhibitor and all were protected from SHIV infection, following multiple... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira Gets U.S. FDA Approval on Fast HIV Test

On Thursday, Canada-based MedMira Inc. announced its Reveal rapid HIV-1 antibody test had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Previous versions of the test received FDA approval in 2003 and 2004; the latest version of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Barber Puts Shop on HIV-Prevention Front With Fast, Free Tests

Every Thursday, HIV tests are given in the back room of Kutz & Fades Unlimited Barbershop on Hillsborough's West Corbin Street. Up front, shop owner Melvin Jones clips and buzzes clients' hair. Jerry Pipoly, the Orange County Health Department's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Fast Tests to Help Jail's HIV Fight

This fall, officials plan to introduce rapid HIV testing at the Palm Beach County Jail. The tests are "a match made in heaven" for the jail population, where the HIV rate is estimated to be as much as five times that found outside prison, and where... Read more »
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fasting before testing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi.. In March I had unprotected oral sex with a woman (I dont know her HIV status), and the next morning I discovered an open sore under my tounge... and about 6 weeks later I had swollen lymph glands, fever and pharingitis. I have tested for HIV (I... Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative both... Read more »

Feel like doctor is pulling a fast one on me.

Posted by Contrapositive1, 1 Reply
Hi, I just tested positive almost 2 weeks ago. I was in the hospital about a month ago because of being very ill. The hospital said they are doing an HIV test to rule out Acute HIV Infection, although, a week after my discharge, I called my primary... Read more »

Am I a Fast Progressor?

Posted by Geno, 6 Replies
Hello all this is my first time posting here ive been tooling around the fourms for about 3 months though. I tested pos at a local clinic in August but I was infected in late june I had terrible ARS that lasted 5 weeks or so. Its been 6 months since... Read more »