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How Long After Sex Can I Take An Hiv Test

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HIV Testing 101

...test positive for HIV. Want to learn more about HIV testing? Read through these excellent overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From TheBody.com's Experts: Common Concerns About HIV Testing How Risky Is It? (An Article to Help You Decide if You Need to Get Tested) ...
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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two 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
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 »

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 »

HIV Test

Hi DoctorI had unsafe sex before 10 weeks, and I'm so worriedis this enough time to be tested for HIV? if not how long should I wait until to be tested and whic test you prefere to do antibody test or PCR test. Thanx
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
After 10 weeks, an antibody should be fine.MH Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...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 infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...relationship. Have you considered individual or couple's counseling? Thought: "I can't suggest to my girl/guy that we get an HIV test. We've been together so long that s/he would take it as an insult." New idea: How about presenting it as... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Passing the HIV Test for Black America

...diagnosed Black New Yorkers were nearly 24 percent less likely than their white peers to see a doctor within three months of their HIV diagnosis and more than twice as likely as whites to be without medical care one year after their positive HIV... Read more »
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should i get a hiv test?

Posted by neri, 1 Reply
here's how it goes... I met my boyfriend last February, he is working abroad, we had sex only once. he is insisting that i should get a test for hiv. i don't know why he keeps on insisting on it. is there a possibility that he has hiv and he's just... Read more »

HIV positive oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...friend of mine (ex gf) is being tested for HIV and I feel bad for her because she is so worried. She had unprotected sex with 2 long term partners no condoms. She is feeling sick right now: night sweats, fever, sore throat, tired. My question... Read more »

anel sex

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
I am a streaght male and engage in anel sex several times a week with my whife. also she has a fetish to do my butt with toys,are there any health risks because we do this so much? bob 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 »