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How Soon After Being Exposed To Hiv Can You Get Tested

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Exposed to HIV but tested negative: Will I test positive someday?

My husband testing positive seven months ago. We have been together for four years and used unprotected sex. The doctor said he has been infected a long time for his tcell counts was 38. I took the test right after his result and came back...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. If you tested negative after 7 months with no possible exposures to the virus, this indicates with more than 99% accuracy, that you were not infected from your husband (making you a very lucky person!). If you... Read more »

can perinatally HIV exposed infant testing negative, convert to positive

We have an adopted child whose birth mother was in an extremely high risk catagory for HIV. We... Read more »

imposing HIV testing on source from exposed worker

Does the Ryan White law state that if a health care worker is exposed to a patient via needlestick... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Province Announces Law Requiring People Who Might Have Exposed Emergency Workers to HIV to Undergo Blood Test

Officials in Alberta, Canada, last week announced a new law that will require people who might have exposed emergency workers to HIV or other infectious diseases to submit a blood test if ordered by a judge, the Edmonton Sun reports. Under the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Access to PCR Test for Emergency Personnel Potentially Exposed to HIV

The New York Legislature has unanimously approved identical bills (S 5424 , A 576 ) that would allow police officers and other emergency personnel who are potentially exposed to HIV on the job to access an HIV test that can detect the virus more... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mandatory HIV Testing Should Be Instituted for Public Health, Safety Officials Exposed to Bodily Fluids, Commentary Says

HIV testing should be mandatory in Massachusetts when public health or safety officials are exposed to a person's bodily fluids, Elissa Ely, a psychiatrist in the state, said on Monday in a commentary on NPR's "All Things Considered " (Ely, "All... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana Man Booked With Exposing Wife to HIV

A Chalmette, La., man who allegedly forced his wife to have sex after learning he had tested positive for HIV has been booked for intentionally exposing her to it. Authorities announced the arrest Tuesday. The police report said that after the woman... Read more »
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exposer and testing

Posted by frida03, 1 Reply
oraquick saliva done at 3 months negative,fingerstick rapid at 6 months negative, pcr rna ref 48-1,000,000 copies undetectable at 9 months cd 4 normal and percentage 42 percent, still dont feel right , can i put hiv to rest. or Should take another... Read more »

hiv exposer from a eviromental surface.

Posted by shayshay, 2 Replies
Hi, can a person get hiv if a drop of blood get on their virgan from a tiolet seat. I had a Naat test after 3-weeks neg and a 9-week Orasure Advaned neg also. What are my chances of having hiv. Thank you. Read more »

Concerned of ARS and HIV expose

Posted by Explorer3235, 4 Replies
I had protective condom safe sex penis vaginal insertive (I am the male).


On the 10th day after the possiable HIV expose I started having stiff leg muscles, then pain in my right thigh. This lasted for about (4) days then went away.

On the (14th)... Read more »

Exposed to HIV 4 days ago & need advice

Posted by jnewt79, 1 Reply
I am trying to be pragmatic about this, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't incredibly distressed. 4 days ago, I met man online for sex. I asked him his status, and he told me he was negative. We kissed a lot (tongue in mouth) and then I gave... Read more »