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How Long After Exposure Does It Take Hiv To Show Up In Blood Test

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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Follow Up: K's 14 week post exposure HIV 1/2 test (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER REGAINS HIS SANITY AND TESTS HIV NEGATIVE, 2010)

Hi DR.Bob;Hope you are well. K here with you. Finally got my over 3 months post test results back..NEGATIVE!! for HIV p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibody! What a rollercoaster ride. I guess you were right and i was wrong!! I assume the test is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K,WOO-HOO! Are you actually admitting I was right??? WOWZA! Well spank my butt and call me a Republican. I can hardly believe the words I'm reading! BRAVO K for believing your definitive and conclusive test results. Many folks who have... Read more »

Long ago Exposure recent status positive.

I have just been given a positive status on a HIV test through an insurance checkup. The only event that could have caused this happened 6 years ago. I am a healthy 51 year old male with no symptoms (my last checkup was 4 months ago). I am not a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Tim,You do need to get help and advice right away. I would make an urgent appointment with your doctor. If he is a professional, he will provide important information, do some preliminary blood work (including confirming the HIV test result,... Read more »

Any risk from fresh-finger prick exposure to HIV Blood?

Hi Ryan, I need to ask you a very frank question and are hoping that you will give me your honest opinion. This is a Transmission(Non-sexual)category type of question.I had my left thumb fingerpricked to draw blood for a Rapid HIV Antibody Test...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is extremely unlikely that you were infected with HIV in this circumstance. There is no evidence that HIV is transmitted through contact with objects in the day-to-day environment, primarily because HIV does not survive long enough when exposed... Read more »

testing for opportunistic diseases after exposure to HIV+ blood?

dear dr. feinberg,as a high rish needle stick from a known hiv pt do i need further testing. i am at the 6 month mark and neg, but i am concerned about contracting other diseases. my employer is no help and i want to cover all my bases,so that when...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you are HIV- at 6 months, then no further testing for OIs is warranted.... Read more »
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Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »

ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my possible... Read more »