How Many Days After Having Sex Should I Test For Hiv

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PCR test

Hi, i had sex with a prostitute last week and after 2 days i have taken PCR Test the result shows positive, latter again after 5 days i went to a hospital and took HIV 1 and HIV 2 tests here the result shows Non- Reactive, so doctor told that i am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diagnostic testing due to the rate of false positives, other technical considerations and cost. The accuracy of any type of HIV test taken at day two is unreliable.HIV-antibody tests (HIV-1 and HIV-2) taken prior to the three-month mark are not... Read more »

unprotected sex

can iget tested for hiv next day after having unprotected sex? Read more »

HIV Test and Marijuana

Hi Dr --I have had several HIV tests over the past year but I also smoke Marijuana on a somewhat... Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID, NIH, on National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2010

... Routine HIV testing is central to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In the United States, someone becomes infected with HIV every nine and a half Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Jail-Based HIV Testing -- Rhode Island, 2000-2007

...approximately four times greater than the prevalence among persons in community settings (0.4%). 1 In 2006, CDC recommended HIV testing in correctional facilities and elsewhere as part of routine medical evaluation. 2 However, jail-based... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
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