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How Many Times Should You Get Tested For Hiv

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is it time to test for hiv

dear doctor,just over 1 year ago i had sex for the first time, i let someone put my penis in their mouth. 2 weeks later i had flu symptoms which lasted for a long time. since however i fully never recovered, i have a feeling in my throat for over a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely that you are the world's first case of HIV infection through receiving oral sex. Many people visit this forum worrying about the similar fate, but none have reported being infected this way.See my response to "I did not know... Read more »

Effective time for HIV testing

Hi Doc!Great site; thanks so much for what you do.I had a "whoopsie" at a club. I was... Read more »
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Men who have sex with men and used crystal methamphetamine in the last year were five times more likely to test HIV-positive than MSM who did not use the drug, according to preliminary data collected by the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center , the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines HIV Testing Program in China

The New York Times examines an HIV prevention program in China aimed at promoting blood screening that has led "more than 110,000 people" to be tested so far: "On any given night, in 14 cities around the country, hundreds of people flock to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

The New York Times on Saturday examined rapid HIV testing -- which has become the center of the U.S. strategy to prevent the disease and some say has "revolutionized" testing -- and the debate surrounding FDA 's consideration of a proposal to... Read more »
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American Indian Communities Need HIV Prevention Programs, Testing to Hold Off HIV/AIDS "Time Bomb," Editorial Says

The "conditions are ripe" for HIV/AIDS to reach "epidemic proportions" in American Indian communities, but a concerted effort between federal, state, local and tribal agencies could "tip the balance the other direction," an Arizona Republic ... Read more »
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HIV testing time

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was tested 8 months after my last sexual encounter. The nurse at the clinic and the AIDS hotline, AND the CDC say that that 6 months is the correct length of time after a possible exposure and that I would not have to be tested again (I was neg).... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

5th week test negative...time and tests

Posted by change33, 1 Reply
So as I live and learn on this site. I'm still going through the anxiety of the wait. My girl and I have now been experiencing loud stomach noises and she has gone through the full ride of symptoms (the ones that mean nothing but are on every HIV... Read more »

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 »