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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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After 45 days...

Posted by gunners, 1 Reply
...hey my friends...i need opinion from expert or doctor.. after 45 days from relationship.. what is the best test for hiv ? i want to do test now but i don't what is the correct and best...? Read more »

HIV ARS stories

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all, I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Had sex with HIV+ partner - Freaking out

Posted by bushyman, 3 Replies
...indicate it seems to reduce chances of transmission from female to male). The day after we had sex I tried convincing her to get an HIV test... she refused. I seeked PEP treatment and began the treatment at 63 hours following the sexual act. She... Read more »

293 days(or10 months) still symptoms

Posted by mistake1, 3 Replies
...and still i have no answers to what i have contracted from my unprotected sex with a female. one time incounter. i have had tests for hiv and all other diseases at 1,4, weeks then hiv tests up to 7.5 months all negative i just dont get what i... Read more »