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How Long Should I Wait To Take An Hiv Test After Being Raped

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HIV Testing After Rape

I was anally raped a month and a half ago, I went to the hospital 2 days later and had a rapid HIV test done at the hospital. It came back negative. Should I be retested? And if so, when? Also, he didn't ejaculate but I'm still worried...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. I am sorry to hear that happened to you. An anti-body test two days after an incident would not be enough time to get an accurate result. However, it is possible that they did a PCR DNA test which looks for bits of... Read more »

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rape Survivors Should Be Given Access to PEP to Prevent HIV Transmission, Opinion Piece Says

Although giving a "rape survivor the option of forcing a suspect to be tested for HIV under court order would seem to be useful for the survivor's health and peace of mind," mandatory "HIV testing doesn't get rape survivors access to what they need... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Gov. Spitzer Signs Measure Allowing Rape Survivors to Request HIV Tests for Indicted Suspects

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) on Thursday signed into law a measure allowing rape survivors to request that indicted suspects undergo an HIV test, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports (Wiessner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rape Suspects Should Be Tested for AIDS: French Medical Academy

On Monday in Paris, the Academy of Medicine, France's most prestigious medical authority, said rape suspects should be tested for HIV against their will to provide emergency help for victims. The body called on the health and justice ministries to... Read more »
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