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How Long Does It Take To Get An Hiv Test Completed

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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How long after PEP will the medication be completely out of my system

Thank you for your amazing website!Upon successful completion on the 28th day of PEP (and stopping all my potent PEP medication) how long does it take the body to completely "get rid of" all the toxic medicine from my blood stream?When can...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello; thanks for your post and comments.The precise answer to your question depends on which drugs you were prescribed.In general, most HIV medications are gone from the body in 2-4 days after the last dose. As for body functions, one can hope... Read more »

I have HIV related side effects symptoms after i completed my pep treatment

Hi DocI had problems with my boyfriend, whom i have seven years with. Our relationship had its own set of up and downs but i was always faithful to him. This year Jan/feb we had our arguments again, where we were fighting about other girls whom i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I do not agree with the decision that your exposure warranted a course of PEP. In fact, based on your very detailed report, PEP was definitely not warranted.Your "symptoms" are much more consistent with anxiety than HIV. You comment,... Read more »

Please read complete details of my recent HIV diagnosis

Interesting developments and I am truly mystified. I was diagnosed with HIV about a month ago. I called the young lady in early 2008 whom I thought must have infected me. I called her urging her to test for the virus, she did. She called me back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dan,It's a bit difficult to piece your story together based on the limited information provided, but I'll try. Assuming you tested HIV-antibody positive with a confirmatory positive Western Blot last month ("I was diagnosed with... Read more »

PEP - Completed ,when can we test and what test

Hi Henry , thanks for answering.May god bless you for the Help you are giving to us.I am completing my PEP( Lopinavir & Tinofovir )for 30 days(after Exposure) on 15-12-13,when can i get tested for the HIV.and what is the name of the test?to get...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
After completion of 4 weeks of post exposure prophylaxis repeat HIV antibody testing often done 4-6 weeks and then 6 months later. If available, use of an HIV combo test or HIV RNA test can provide further reassurance in certain situations. KH... Read more »
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Just completely unexpectedly tested positive.

Posted by Mark100, 3 Replies
Hey Guys,
I'm glad I found this forum it seems to have a lot of very useful information on it. So I just recently found out that I was positive on Feb 20, 2013. And when I say it was completely unexpected, I mean completely.

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Antibody Test completed

Posted by BillyC, 2 Replies
I recently tested Negative for an HIV Antibody test. My concern is the exposure that I had (even though it was not much of a risk) was over 7 years ago. Are the results of this test reliable? Ive heard about late stage HIV infected people having... Read more »

Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now...

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Hi everyone. I am falling apart mentally. Nearly 7 months ago I went to a sex club with some friends and basically only deep kissed a woman there, nothing more than that. I was so drunk, the next day I felt so far out of my safety zone that I... Read more »

Complete Panic

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I just got home from having sex with a friend and a stranger. I was at my sex buddies home and had top and bottom sex with both men UNPROTECTED. I am in a total panic right now and don't know what to do. I should have been wiser but one thing led to... Read more »