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how long is the widow period for aids

i had sex with a person that i think has aids like2 years ago so i got tested 2 years ago then i got tested 6 months ago n the i got yested yesterday all test came out negative can i be infected?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You have now had 3 tests over a 2 year period, all of which were negative. There is no way that you were infected by this partner.However, the real problem here is that you are having unprotected sex. The lesson to learn is "DON'T HAVE... 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 »

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Confused,Yes, there are many mixed messages out there regarding the HIV test window. Guidelines in parts of Australia advise that a six weeks test is conclusive. Other older guidelines claim six months are necessary for a definitive result. In... Read more »

Is a 4 month test long enough?

From your earlier answer Abbot determine is as accurate as ELISA's. I had a series of tests conducted with this kit the last one was after 4 months of possible exposure of hiv after condum protected intercourse with prostitute. Is this 4 months...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The Abbot Determine HIV-1/2 assay is a rapid testing system that has very high sensitivity and specificity. The same window period that applies to the ELISA tests applies to rapid testing (see... Read more »
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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 »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

How long for a test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
some private medical clinic told me it take a day for having the result of HIV testing . However, the government clinic need approx 10 days for getting the result of HIV test. I don't know whether they use the different method of testing or... Read more »