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How Long Do You Have To Wait To Know If You Have Hiv

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How long should I wait after stopping my HIV meds before smoking crystal meth?

I am going to be in a situation on vacation in the coming weeks where I know I will probably be doing some crystal meth. My question is how long should I wait after stopping Ritonavir and Prezista before smoking crystal meth? I do not want drug...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Hello,I sincerely appreciate you trying to be conscientious, but really, are you kidding me? I have been dealing with the carnage created by crystal meth for over a decade and it's not pretty. All of my clients who use meth started out... Read more »

How long can I wait to start HIV Meds?

I am a 45 year old male runner in good shape. I tested positive for HIV about 10 months ago. My... Read more »

HIV/STD testing and how long to wait "I infected my wife"

five years ago i had risky encounter then developed many symptoms afterwards but tested neg for hiv... Read more »
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Housing Works

The Wait Is Over

Graham is no longer on a waiting list, but he's still waiting South Carolina's long, statewide nightmare is over. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SDHEC) announced last Friday that there is no longer a waiting... 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 »
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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 in infectious diseases, told me that now getting an... Read more »

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 »