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How Long Should I Want To Get Tested For Hiv

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Multiple negative HIV tests, but partners with symptoms after sex "I need help but dont want to worry the ww's here. Please offer me guidence."

Ive never read a story like mine on this website in 7 years. Please give me your thoughts. In March of 2005 i had sex 3 times with man that was believed to be positive by his family.Im a female who at the time was in perfect health. Maybe a cold...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for you question,First, the situation you're describing <b>does not have to do with HIV</b>. Your many tests over the years confirm this.It's easy sometimes in situations like this to jump to HIV as a culprit, but there... Read more »

How long before an HIV test will definitely give accurate results?

I am worried that I could have HIV and would like to know how long is the window period for an hiv... Read more »

How long before an HIV test will definitely give accurate results?

I am worried that I could have HIV and would like to know how long is the window period for an hiv... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Practically Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Meds

You may have seen a handy little graphic on what to use when starting HIV therapy. It appears in every issue of Positively Aware's Annual HIV Drug Guide , among other places. That graphic is taken from U.S. HIV treatment guidelines, but there is... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

The State of Prevention

Not long ago, getting an HIV test could be a real pain. Even after setting aside all the accompanying anxieties and fears and stigmas, it was just a hassle. First, you'd come in for the test -- and unless you went to a private doctor's office,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington, D.C. Bringing Free HIV Testing to the Crowd at Motor Vehicles

On Tuesday, the District is launching a year-long free HIV testing project at the Penn Branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Participants who choose to undergo rapid HIV testing will receive a $15 discount for DMV services including license... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Home-Based Testing: Potential Benefits and Ongoing Concerns

The idea of HIV home-based testing has been debated for decades, almost as long as HIV testing has been available, but it has not been widely endorsed. Recently, the debate about home-based testing has been ignited again, with the approval in the... Read more »
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Long enough time to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Many people who are worried about HIV exposure may not know the exact date they put themselves at risk. Luckily, I do know my potential exposure date (July 15). Knowing the window period is 6 months according to the CDC, if I test this week, how... Read more »

i wanted to know something about the testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I would like to get tested but i want the one that takes 20 mins to find out cause i cant wait around for 1-2 weeks and panic i just want it done and over with. A few more questions how longs does it take HIV TO BECOME aids if you are not on any... Read more »

how long did it take him to test poz ?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
from the ask the doctors archives

I had symptoms of fatigue and fever between July 6-9 of 2004. I have been recently diagnosed HIV+. I took a standard test July 15, 2004 and my result was (-) negative. After 2 weeks (July 28, 2004) I retested for... Read more »