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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Contact With Blood

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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 »

Just Got Tested...Now the wait from hell :(

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Well, unlike a lot of the stories/worries I've seen on here. My fears are in regards to the long-term signs/symptoms of HIV. In 94/95 I was with a women (my fianc) at the time that I would now consider to be "high risk" She cheated on me (I did... Read more »

How long do I have to wait?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone out there know how long it takes to get back lab results? I took a blood test, including hiv test, with a private doctor more than 2 weeks ago (18 days to be exact)and I still have not received any word. The doctor said he would call if... Read more »

The long wait....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just had my HIV test today and broke down while the poor nurse was drawing my blood. I am beyond stressed and this point and I know i am jumping the gun but just can;t help it!

How did you guys get through the week long wait for the results? I am... Read more »

dry blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
Please can someone allay my fears. I went for an HIV test & 20 minutes later on my way home I looked at the palm of my hand it appeared to have a slither of brownish blood not a lot. I licked my finger & rubbed my palm - I inadvertently put... Read more »
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How long to wait?

If I am concerned I may have come in contact with and STI or STD, how long should I wait to get tested? Do STI'S and STD's immediatley show up in tests (blood or uran)? Thanks-again....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Sexually transmitted infections are complicated, and the fact that they are all grouped into one category, STIs or STDs, can be deceiving. Each infection is caused by a different microorganism, some that are similar and some that are quite distinct.... Read more »

partner just tested positive - how long should i wait to be tested?

I tested negative last May. My partner just tested positive and will have his confirmation/first labs done this week. I'm tempted to get retested immediately but have been advised to wait another month by our local counselor. Suggestions?...
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
I am not sure why there should be a month wait. If you were negative in May and high risk contact and infection occurred some time in the last 3 months, it is conceivable that HIV antibody tests would be positive now.... Read more »

Can a child contact HIV from a carrier who's "dads friend"? (CASUAL CONTACT, HIV BASICS)

My daughters (5) and her father, is in a relationship with a girl who is a HIV Carrier on medication. Can the virus be given to my child? I want to make sure to protect her from getting it. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First of all, there is no such thing as an "HIV carrier." Someone is either HIV positive (infected) or HIV negative (not infected).Next, HIV is not transmitted by casual conduct and you should have no fears about your daughter... Read more »

Oral Sex with Blood to Blood Contact

I am a 23 years old men and recently had oral sex with a new female partner. After about 10 minutes of oral sex, I noticed that she was bleeding from her vagina and immediately realized that I had some of her blood in my mouth. I spat four times an...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For the... Read more »
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Australia: Rural Drug Users Wait Twice as Long Between HIV Tests

According to a new study from Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, rural intravenous drug injectors typically wait twice as long between HIV tests as city IDUs. In addition, they are much more likely to rely on other users for... Read more »
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An Interview With Steve Bailey: How Virginia Kept the Pills Coming to ADAP Clients on Its Waiting List

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Waiting for a Transplant: One Man's Story

I was diagnosed with hepatitis B in December 1969. About 25% of people with hepatitis B become chronic carriers, and a smaller percentage of those develop severe liver disease -- cirrhosis. So I'm one of the rare ones. From this smaller group, some... Read more »