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How long to wait to get tested?

If you are concerned about a un-safe sexual encounter, what is considered to be an acceptable time period to get tested and feel "reasonably" sure you are not infected with HIV. I wouldn't think that being tested the day after the...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
The CDC recommendations are to be tested immediately after the event to establish a baseline, and then at 3 and 6 months. DR... Read more »

HIV testing, how long should you wait

how long should you wait after having unprotected sex to be tested for HIV?... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 »
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

ADAP Crisis Task Force Reaches Agreements With Three Pharmaceutical Companies to Assist Struggling ADAPs; Additional Federal and State Funding Required

Washington, D.C. -- With 1,056 people on waiting lists and many other access restrictions in place for individuals to receive consistent access to their HIV-related medications through AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), the ADAP Crisis Task... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

An Interview With Steve Bailey: How Virginia Kept the Pills Coming to ADAP Clients on Its Waiting List

No one enjoyed the ADAP waiting list experience, but sometimes adversity produces remarkable things. When the Commonwealth of Virginia had to start wait-listing ADAP-eligible clients in November, 2010, and even disenroll some clients who were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV/AIDS Hospitalization Rates Drop; New Findings Also Show Infected Latinos Wait Too Long to Seek Treatment

A state report released to coincide with World AIDS Day demonstrates through data the improvements in HIV/AIDS medical care. Though the number of people living with HIV/AIDS increased from 1988 to 2008, fewer patients were hospitalized with... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 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 »

tested, waiting and scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have made myself sick, I have not slept in 2 days and have not eaten a thing. My fiance and I decided to get tested before marriage/pregnancy. I was tested on Wednesday, I was told my results would probably be back on Friday so I called after... Read more »