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How Long Does It Take To Know If U Are Hiv Positive

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COULD I BE HIV POSITIVE (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2011)

Hello Doc, I am really worried. I had unprotected sex (on 14 Feb 2010) with my ex-girl. We broke up and 8 months later she was tested positive for hiv (12 Oct 2010). She told me this recently about her status and that I should take a test too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,At this point there is no way to know if your ex was positively charged at the time of your last unprotected shag in February 2010. Consequently, HIV testing is definitely warranted. Get counseling if necessary, but do get HIV tested. When it... Read more »

how long does it take hiv to show up positive?

In august of 2002 I had uprotected sex with a guy I had been dating for 5 months later that year in... Read more »

HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Newly Diagnosed or Long-Term Survivor -- What Everyone Should Know About HIV and Their Rights

Confidentiality Rights -- the AIDS Confidentiality Act First, your HIV status should not be disclosed by you to anyone except those people who absolutely need to know (doctors, health care providers, etc.), close friends, most-trusted confidants,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Case Involving HIV-Positive Man, Saliva Illustrates "Long Way to Go" in Efforts to Reduce Stigma, Letter to Editor Says

"In the AIDS field, we often talk about how things were 20 years ago when widespread fear prevailed and knowledge of the virus was minimal," John Samuels -- administrative director of AIDS services at Beth Israel Medical Center -- writes in a New... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: HIV-Positive and They Don't Know it

Many HIV-positive gay men in Melbourne do not realize they are infected, according to a new prevalence study by the Burnet Institute. Researchers surveyed gay men at city sexual health clinics and gay social venues, enrolling 745 participants who... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for a Woman's Body: What Every HIV-Positive Woman Should Know About the Care and Prevention of GYN Problems

Table of Contents Introduction How Often Should You Go? What to Expect in the Office Common GYN Problems How to Prepare for Your GYN Care Appointment: A Checklist and Questions for Your Provider Introduction For women living... Read more »
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I think that knowing that I tested positive for HIV haesnt hit me yet is been a tough week ..

Posted by pinkbutterfly25, 2 Replies
knowing that I tested positive for HIV is just an emotional roller coaster since i found out my mind is saying dont worry you'll be ok but then I feel different like my whole life change in a blink of an eye..
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How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »

Long-time v. Newer Positive Status

Posted by Since4Ever, 1 Reply
There was a question of what was the hardest part of living with a virus.

I'm interested in how people feel about it who seroconverted after it was known what it was and how to avoid it versus those who seroconverted before it was identified.

I have a... Read more »

I forgot that i was HIV Positive

Posted by Barbdoll, 6 Replies
It has been a long time for me, sometimes i believe way too long. I forgot that i was HIV Positive. So much so that i wonder as i sat on my chair watching time passing me by. I get it, i get that while i'm here thinking about where i go, and what... Read more »