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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 »

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Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

... References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing in Health-Care Settings Project The material in this report originated in the National Center for... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

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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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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 »

10 yrs to find out?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...it can take up to 10 yrs to find out you are +. is that true? i'm scared i had very risky unprotected sex. if i have a blood hiv test done, how long after exposure will it take for me to find out. please help? Read more »

Need some encouragment, please help me...

Posted by grcboy28
...but my HIVphobia is destroying the relationship since I constantly probe her about her past. She has volunteered to get an HIV test to calm me down but I haven't decided if that's right for her to have to do that. Well, this past weekend we... Read more »

6 weeks test

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