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How Long After Having Unprotected Sex Should You Wait To Have An Hiv Test?

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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
A test should be done 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... Read more »

Did I wait long enough to get an accurate HIV test result?

Hi, Could you help to clarify the meaning of test results I have received? Are they conclusive... Read more »

HIV/STD testing and how long to wait "I infected my wife"

five years ago i had risky encounter then developed many symptoms afterwards but tested neg for hiv... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Conspiracy Beliefs and Its Relationships With HIV Testing and Unprotected Sex Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa

The authors set out to determine the extent to which Pretoria MSM endorse HIV conspiracy beliefs. The team also sought to learn whether endorsing conspiracy beliefs about HIV is associated with never testing for the virus and with using condoms... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unprotected Sex, Underestimated Risk, Undiagnosed HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Accessing Testing Services in a New England Bathhouse

In the United States, MSM continue to experience increased rates of HIV and STDs. The current study reports results from an outreach conducted between 2004 and 2010 at a bathhouse in Providence, R.I., in which 1,155 MSM underwent testing for HIV... Read more »
TheBody.com

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

Introduction Guest Panelists Language and Homophobia: What Are We Talking About When We Talk About "Barebacking"? Prevalence: How Widespread Is Unprotected Sex Among Gay Men? Motivations: Why Would Gay Men Put Themselves at Risk? ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Rural Drug Users Wait Twice as Long Between HIV Tests

According to a new study from Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, rural intravenous drug injectors typically wait twice as long between HIV tests as city IDUs. In addition, they are much more likely to rely on other users for... Read more »
Connect With Others

Did I wait too long to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was hoping someone could answer my question. I recently found out that my first girlfreind who told me she was a virgin actually cheated on me early in our relationship by having unprotected sex with another guy. We began dating 5 1/2 years ago... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

HIV Window after having unprotected vaginal sex.

Posted by Nelson44, 1 Reply
Hi Folks,

I hope I can explain my situation to be best of my abilities.
I dated a woman for 5 months. After 8 weeks of dating we got tested for HIV and STD's and everything came out negative. She told me that her last sexual encounter prior to our... Read more »

waiting for my test results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi everybody. i went in for my 3 month HIV test this morning. now i have to wait for the results to come back. this is a terrible period of tim.e so many thoughts are going through my head; what will i do if they are positive? i have no insurance.... Read more »