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How Long After Sex Before Getting Hiv Tested

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HIV Testing 101

...testing sites. Finally, don't forget that if you test positive for HIV, it's not the end of the world. Even if you don't have health insurance, you can get free HIV treatment and if you take care of yourself, you can live a long and healthy life.
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I tested positive, but my partner is negative

I recently tested positive for HIV. It has been a very long time since my last test, so I am not sure how long I have had the virus. I hit all 10 bands on the Western Blot. My initial counts taken last week were CD4 400, viral load 32,000. My...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
No, unfortunately, your lab test results can't determine the length of infection. Read more »

HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a bit long, so brace yourselves...I just tested positive for HIV on October 27 (with result on November 1 ...). The test was done as part of my annual...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...1. It may relate to someone's underlying immune system and genetics, the amount of HIV received and the method (sexual vs. injection drug use).2. No.3. Because the look for antibodies and not the virus. The position Read more »

EIA HIV1/HIV2

I had an incident where I could have possibly been exposed to HIV. I say that because I do not know that persons sexual history. The condom came off while having sex, but I do not know how long we were exposed before I noticed it. This happened 12...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your negative EIA at 12 months is definitive and conclusive. There is not need for additional HIV testing. HIV is not your problem. No way, no how.Dr. Bob 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
...measured by the EIA/Western blot tests) within three months of exposure. In 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... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

...black or white; gay or straight; married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...although HIV might be able to enter the penis, especially if it has contact with HIV-infected blood or vaginal fluids for a long time or if it has any open sores. Some men think that they can't transmit HIV if they pull their penis out before... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...friction by using a lot of lube to help prevent small cuts or tears in the vagina, rectum, or penis. Silicone-based lube will last longer than water-based lube. Because you're not using a condom, oil-based lube can also be used. Avoid getting... Read more »
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Scared to get tested!!! Need Advise Please

Posted by elen, 4 Replies
...(vaginal intercourse), his condom broke and he ejaculated inside me. I freaked out and asked him if he had any disease, including HIV. He said no (that he was aware of), and mentioned that I was inexperienced and freaking out for no reason. He... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...InfoNet Why Should I Be Tested? - The Benefits of Knowing Immune system monitoring and early treatment can greatly improve your long term health. Knowing you are positive may help you change behaviors that would put yourself and others at risk. ... Read more »

Anel sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...if i give my girl friend anel sex would she get pregent form anel sex if she has aids would i get that Read more »

question please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative for hiv on Tues the 8 and had sex that day , should I get tested again ,I wore protection and If I should get tested how long should I wait to get tested to make sure I dont havei t . that last encounter before tues was in Sept... Read more »