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How Long After You Get Hiv From A Partner Does It Become Detected In A Blood Test

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...not notice the symptoms because the 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 their HIV status. Many of these people look and feel healthy and do not think they are at risk. But the truth is that anyone of any age, gender, race, sexual...
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hepatitis

How long is the Hepatitis immunization good for and do you need a booster? Is there a blood test that I should have between?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...usually check if the vaccine works unless the patient has an immunodeficiency illness (like HIV) or if the patient has a sexual partner with HBV. The vaccine is long-lasting and if there is an exposure of concern - that is when antibodies are... 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 »

HIV test indeterminate due to flu infection?

Hi BobI went to the doctor feeling crook on Tuesday, muslce aches, freezing, turned out I had 39 degrees C temperature. The doctor prescribed Tamiflu and requested a blood test (HIV and full blood count). I picked up the Tamiflu from the Chemist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Journal of Medicine printed an article in 2006 presenting the evidence of this Correlation. I was just wondering because my partner has recently tested indeterminate and then positive. The doctor used the same sample for each screening, but he... Read more »

Hiv found in routine pregnancy blood test

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a routine blood test for my pregnancy and the results came back with a trace of HIV Ag/Ab, the sample was sent for confirmation by Western Blot which those results came back as HIV 1 Western Blot indeterminate Gp 3 and HIV p24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...22 YR. OLD FEMALE THAT HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR 6 YRS. AND HAS 4 KIDS NOW. WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY LAST CHILD THEY DID A HIV BLOOD TEST AND IT CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR HIV. AFTER THAT THEY DID ANOTHER BLOOD TEST AND A WESTERN BLOT TEST. THE BLOOD... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your culture is negative (which means it does not show HSV). A blood test called type-specific test can tell whether you are infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. The type-specific test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...needles and other sharp instruments that may be contaminated with the virus; however, even this risk is small. Scientists estimate that the risk of infection from a needle-stick is less than 1 percent, a figure based on the findings of several... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...sure whether you have been infected is to get tested. You should wait for 3 months after a possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You might feel that you have been exposed to HIV by sharing needles, an accident, or... Read more »
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Chances that I am HIV positive?

Posted by Tallscot, 1 Reply
...Condom. She gave me lots of Blowjobs in that time so there is a risk from me catching HIV from them aswell. I went for an HIV blood test on the friday afternoon(yesterday) at the GUM Clinic and also a Urine test. The doctor says he can have the... Read more »

Do I have to retest@6th mnth..?

Posted by michael2122, 3 Replies
...HIV I/II Stat =Non Reative by Eclia (Sens 100% , Spec 99.1%) Please help me.... 1. Is ECLIA ok to check for HIV ? I called blood test lab...The tester told me that they used ELISA GEN 4th to do blood test..She also told me that ECLIA is the... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...following infection. It may take the antibodies as long as 6 months to be produced in quantities large enough to show up in standard blood tests. Hence, to determine whether you have been recently infected (acute infection), your health care... 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 »