How Long After Exposure Does The Hiv Show Up
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Using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a Prevention Tool for MSM: The Promise Comes With ChallengesDr. Ronald Valdiserri. On Saturday, February 26 th , I attended a day-long meeting organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and hosted by the Fenway Community Health Center in Boston. The theme of the meeting was... Read more »
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University of North Carolina - Chapel HillDear 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 »
Stanford University, School of MedicineUnlikely based on the timing information you provided. If he were infected by you (or you by him), a viral load should be positive now.MH... Read more »
New York University, School of MedicineMost of these viruses will make detectable antibodies in 6-12 weeks, but like HIV it can take as long as 6 months. If one wants to make a diagnosis of acute infection,then the PCR viral tests must be done before the antibodies turn positive. DTD... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,A positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot and undetectable HIV plasma viral load six years after a potential exposure indicates you are HIV negative. Confirmatory tests (qualitative PCR DNA, for example) can be run, but I do not feel they... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAnyone 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 »
Posted by joe62, 2 RepliesHi 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 »
Posted by James3, 1 ReplyPossible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.
I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyhi. i was wondering. it takes 12 weeks to test for HIV but what about other STD's? How long after exposure will it take for common std's to show up on a screening. thank you for your help. i guess i'm just in the dark about these kinds of things.
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