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How Long After Sex Can You Detect Hiv In Your Blood Test

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What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? Why Should I Get Tested? What Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? Is There a Vaccine
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Is anal sex ok if both parties have been tested and negative? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

Me and my girlfriend wanted to try anal sex but didn't know what the risks are. We both have been tested and both have tested negative. Also we are in an exclusive relationship and only had sex with each other. We are each others 1st.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the blood within three to five days of initial exposure, as well as highly accurate saliva tests that are nearly equivalent to blood tests in determining HIV antibody status. In some clinics you can get a test called OraQuick that gives a... Read more »

HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...saliva) to detect HIV antibodies in cells found in the mouth along the cheeks and gums. Its reliability is similar to that of the blood test. The fluid is absorbed by a small device (about half the size of a toothbrush), which is held between the... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it the "right" way going slow and pleanty of k-y and there was no trama but this was her 1st time unprotected. we are both absolutly clean of any form of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the blood within three to five days of initial exposure, as well as highly accurate saliva tests that are nearly equivalent to blood tests in determining HIV antibody status. In some clinics you can get a test called OraQuick that gives a... Read more »

Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen in her rectum or possibly mixing with her blood? Once again, negative testing couple that has only had sex with each other.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the blood within three to five days of initial exposure, as well as highly accurate saliva tests that are nearly equivalent to blood tests in determining HIV antibody status. In some clinics you can get a test called OraQuick that gives a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...local or state health department. Guidance on non-occupational exposure can be found at Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States. Are lesbians or... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...activity Anal Sex (In general) Anal Sex (Insertive) Anal Sex (Receptive) Anal/Vaginal Intercouse (Unprotected) Bestiality Blood Testing Docking Fingering Fisting Frottage or Rubbing Kissing Lap Dancing Male vs. Female Transmission ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...Treatment When Should You Be Tested? Women and Viral Load Areas of Future Viral Load Research What Is a Viral Load? HIV attacks immune system cells called CD4 cells. HIV takes over these cells and turns them into virus factories... Read more »
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Fatigue

...don't have enough red blood cells, or if they aren't carrying enough oxygen, your fatigue may be caused by anemia. A simple blood test will show whether you have anemia. If you do, your health care provider will determine what is causing anemia.... Read more »
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TESTING INFO

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...3 month, 13 weeks, 90 days is considered conclusive with HIV testing. Wheather with Orasure, Oraquick, home Access or Blood test 13 weeks is consider conclusive. A 3rd Gen Elisa test is consider encouraging at 6 weeks, and the all clear by 10... Read more »

Worried sick......please advice

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...still no change. 3) tingling. I have visited a general physician, neuro and internal medicine doctors. They conducted every blood test possible (except HIV)and MRI, all returning negative. Since all these tests are negative and HIV cannot be... Read more »

testing

Posted by shadow1, 3 Replies
article in the LA Times about new tests being considered by the FDA. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rapid28sep28.story?null Read more »

Question About Oraquick and Me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and I have a few questions: 1) Is that gum swab Oraquick really accurate? Are there ever false negatives? 2) Since it was so long ago that I was with this bisexual guy, is it possible that I could test negative because it's been so long? Thank... Read more »