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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Having Sex During Period

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...to wait three to six months after your last possible exposure to the virus before being tested. That is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test can give results very early in HIV infection, but is more...
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Can Oral sex increase window period?

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...oral sex increase the window period? No, of course not. If it did most gay men in San Francisco would have window periods as long as the last ice age. Your HIV tests are definitive and conclusive. You are HIV negative. WOO-HOO!Can you donate from... 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
...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 symptoms sugegstive of acute HIV infection (a severe flu-like illness, for instance), more... 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 »

Oral Sex and Sex Worker

I recetnly had a HIV test, which was negative...however, about a month and a half earlier I performed oral sex on a call girl. I did have the very beginning stages of gum disease at the time...no real bleeding (but dentist has since treated it). I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...potential exposure to have an HIV antibody test. See my response to "Definite Exposure" for more information on the window period.You are at low-risk for infection when performing oral sex on a woman. Having gum disease may increase the... Read more »
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HIV Testing 101

...world. Even if you don't have health insurance, you can get free HIV treatment and if you take care of yourself, you can live a long and healthy life. Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...HIV.) If you don't use a barrier, avoid getting precum, semen, or vaginal fluids in your mouth. Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Bad oral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease) can make oral sex... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...standard antibody tests are highly accurate, with only a remote risk of a false positive result. Standard antibody tests have long been common in a variety of venues, including physicians' offices and stand-alone HIV testing and STD clinics. An... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...year. Only about half of these infections are reported to CDC. In 2006, 358,366 cases of gonorrhea were reported to CDC. In the period from 1975 to 1997, the national gonorrhea rate declined, following the implementation of the national gonorrhea... Read more »
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anal sex -- condom broke

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Well, I know I did a stupid thing and now I'm freaked out. I know it just takes one time and could possibly cost my life. How long should I wait before I go and see a doctor. He says he's going to obtain his doctor's test results and pass them on... Read more »

pep and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i was on pep .how long should i wait to get tested if i have a pcr test? Read more »

tested, waiting and scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and a new life awaiting me. I have been with my fiancee for 5 yrsnow but during a split up almost 2 yrs ago I had unprotected sex (he pulled out) with someone else. He lives out of state and his family says he does not sleep around but I know the... Read more »

Worried about oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The other night I really messed up. I am a bi-sexual male. I received unprotected oral sex from someone whose HIV status I did not know. I found out later on that he had been Read more »