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How Long After Having Unprotected Sex Should You Get Tested For Hiv

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partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your partners, but it does not completely eliminate the risk. (See below) I urge you both to reconsider your decision to have unsafe sex, even if you are "serosorting." (See below.)Dr. BobFindings Suggest HIV Can Be Transmitted From MSM With... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some time ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your partners, but it does not completely eliminate the risk. (See below) I urge you both to reconsider your decision to have unsafe sex, even if you are "serosorting." (See below.)Dr. BobFindings Suggest HIV Can Be Transmitted From MSM With... Read more »

HIV testing, how long should you wait

how long should you wait after having unprotected sex to be tested for HIV?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...immediately to rule out the fact that you may have been infected with HIV from a previous exposure. Otherwise, regualrt antibody testing should be done at 6 and 12 weeks. If at any time during this period you develop any symptoms sugegstive of... Read more »

unsafe sex to testing

how long do i have to wait after having unprotected sex to get tested for HIV? it happened 2 days ago.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...rare cases, some people may take six months or longer. It is important that you educate yourself about the window period and testing to determine the time interval that you are most comfortable with when getting an anitbody test. Please read... Read more »
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Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...a connection to another person. And it ties very much with what Walt was saying about the intimacy and the emotion aspect of unsafe sex. And so I think that the rates of depression among gay men, and the rates of substance use -- I think that... Read more »
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Women and HIV Viral Load

...to know that even with an undetectable viral load you might still infect someone else with HIV if you share needles or have unprotected sex. Starting Treatment Viral load levels used to be used with CD4 cell counts to determine when you... Read more »
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...Americans face a number of challenges that contribute to the higher rates of HIV infection. Sexual risk behaviors, such as unprotected sex with multiple partners, with a partner who also has other sex partners, or with persons at high risk for... Read more »
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boyfriend just tested positive for hiv

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
...woman and my boyfriend just tested positive for HIV. Ours is a long distance relationship, so the sex was irregular. We had unprotected sex during the course of one year. I was negative in the beginning of our relationship and he was... Read more »

Symptoms from unprotected sex

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...days or so and have gone away. Two weeks after the encounter I had an HIV test and it was negative, the nurse suggested I get tested again in 3 months which is mid December. I'm wondering if a test now, 9 weeks after would give me some sort of... Read more »

Unprotected Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...just want to forget he has HIV. We want the intimacy and closeness we had pre-diagnosis. It's during these times that we have unprotected sex. He doesn't ejaculate inside me, but there's still the risk. I've read (the late) Stephen Gendin's... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS 10 days after unprotected sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...mine and we went to a bar then to my back to my friends house where we continued drinking. Long story short I had stupid drunk unprotected sex with someone of unknown hiv status. I came down with sore throat and fever abour 10 days after that... Read more »