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
...husband (making you a very lucky person!). If you continue to abstain from sex with him, and if you take precautions not to be exposed to his semen and blood, then there would be no reason to believe you would become positive in the future. If... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...reports. Under the law, emergency workers -- including firefighters, police officers and paramedics -- who believe they have been exposed toHIV or another infectious disease can apply to the court for a blood test (Kauth, Edmonton Sun , 9/13).... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...approved identical bills ( S 5424 , A 576 ) that would allow police officers and other emergency personnel who are potentially exposed toHIV on the job to access an HIV test that can detect the virus more quickly than a traditional HIV antibody... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...HIVtesting 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Students at Missouri High School Tested for HIV Following Concern of Exposure to Virus, AP/ Reports

...are being tested for HIV after an HIV-positive individual told health officials that as many as 50 students might have been exposed to the virus, the AP/ reports. The St. Louis County Health Department has declined to comment on how... Read more »
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10 years

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER2, 4 Replies
...Ok - I have another question for someone out there. I was exposed toHIV July28 2006 - I took a 3 month test at the health department and it was hiv - and i took one more at 6 month mark and it Read more »


Posted by davidovshijr, 1 Reply
...can you explained when should someone take hiv test how soon after exposer. Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure toHiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »
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