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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Touching Hemorrhoid

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HIV Testing

...months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again after two or three months. If you are infected, you can transmit HIV to others during the window period even if you test negative. About 5% of people take longer than two months to produce antibodies. Testing at 3 and 6 months after possible exposure will detect almost all HIV infections. However, there are no guarantees as to when an individual will produce enough...
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Flipped got tested (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER, 2010)

Dr. Bob: Well, I did it! I got tested. I went at 81 days instead of 84-is that OK? Figured since I had no risk, that would be OK? I also stopped in the dress shop to talk to the seamstress and she said it was a pin from the bottom of the dress that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...later that day but didn't pick ours, that doesn't mean anything, right? Because maybe you're still making your way through the pile? Should we give it a day?I'm re-submitting mine because I really need you. I called you a sexy Italian in my... Read more »

Flipped has questions about testing

Hi Dr. Bob: I'm BAAAACK and still worried. I have about 2 weeks to be tested(stepped on pin at dress shop). I have counted the days and wonder if 84 days is OK to be tested??? That would be 7X4=28x3=84. Would that be conclusive? I also would like to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...later that day but didn't pick ours, that doesn't mean anything, right? Because maybe you're still making your way through the pile? Should we give it a day?I'm re-submitting mine because I really need you. I called you a sexy Italian in my... Read more »

flipped is crying constantly-why don't you answer?

Dr. Bob: I have written at least 4-5 times and no answer! PLEASE help me. I am soo worried that I am sick. I can't eat or sleep! I am worried about stepping on that pin/needle at the dress shop! What if the pin/ needle had hiv on it? What are my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...later that day but didn't pick ours, that doesn't mean anything, right? Because maybe you're still making your way through the pile? Should we give it a day?I'm re-submitting mine because I really need you. I called you a sexy Italian in my... Read more »

Please help-psychologist said to ask you (FLIPPED, 2010)

Dr. Bob: Yes, it is Flipped out! I know you would like to choke me for bothering you, but I really need your advise. I have written 3 or 4 times with no answer, so I am praying that you will answer this time. I am going to my shrink and I would like...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...later that day but didn't pick ours, that doesn't mean anything, right? Because maybe you're still making your way through the pile? Should we give it a day?I'm re-submitting mine because I really need you. I called you a sexy Italian in my... Read more »
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CD4 Cell Tests

...cells. When CD4 cells multiply to fight an infection, they also make more copies of HIV. When someone is infected with HIV for a long time, the number of CD4 cells they have (their CD4 cell count) goes down. This is a sign that the immune system... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load, the faster HIV disease progresses. For prevention , ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...lower costs, which is why their tests are free or low-cost. It is the transit (turnaround) time, not the actual test that takes longer. Some people with high anxiety about exposure may be tempted to use this faster service. Testing Issues... Read more »
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HIV Resistance Testing

...protease inhibitors. Genotypic Testing The genetic code of the sample virus is compared to the wild type. The code is a long chain of molecules called nucleotides. Each group of three nucleotides, called a "codon," defines a particular amino... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...start of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd Week Post Exposure and the Symptoms Included: Feverish Feeling (But NO FEVER) Dizziness along with HOT and Cold Flushes (Throughout the 3rd Week) Abdominal Inflammation with Pain(Continued from Later half of... Read more »

The long wait....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 going to try to keep busy but theres only so much I can do and then night time comes. ... Read more »

Dispute over how long to wait 3 months or 2 weeks

Posted by arc3506, 5 Replies
...Hi, its been awhile since I've had to worry about getting tested for HIV. Well, did something stupid and now I'm going to. Can't believe what a dumb *&% I am. My doctor, who is a specialist Read more »

Worried I am infected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...really tired and lost apetite causing me to lose a bit of weight. Seem to be going to the toilet a lot more causing me to get piles I think judging by the pain in my bum. Could these be symptoms of HIV? Read more »