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How Soon After Exposure To HIV Should I Be Tested

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Repeated exposure to HIV and still test negative?

Hello Dr.I am concerned that I may be exposing myself to HIV. My boyfriend of 4 years was very promiscuous before he was with me (although he used condoms) and we have had unprotected sex for almost 3.5 years. He will not get tested for HIV because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Is there any way that repeated exposures to a possible HIV-infected partner for four years could still not infect you?" Yes, it is possible. Most HIV exposures do not result in transmission of the virus. However, on the other hand, it... Read more »

HIV exposure while getting HIV test? Forgive me if I sound stupid...

After 13 whole weeks of worrying, it was finally time to get tested after having sex with a girl in... Read more »

Repeated exposure to HIV and antibody testing

If a person is unwittingly being exposed to hiv by having unsafe sex with a positive person over a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Allowing Teachers to Request HIV Tests After Exposure to Students' Blood

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) on Friday signed a bill (SB 230 ) that will allow teachers to require students to take an HIV test if a teacher is exposed to their blood, the AP/ St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (Richmond, AP/ St. Paul Pioneer Press ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Students at a suburban St. Louis high school 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/Google.com reports. The St. Louis County Health... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Unique, Statewide Program of Acute HIV Testing and Partner Outreach Finds That Many Acute Infections in North Carolina May Stem From Exposure to Chronically Infected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Lawrence Hospital Surgery Patients Warned of Possible Hepatitis, HIV Exposure

Ten surgery patients of Lawrence Hospital Center (LHC) in Bronxville are being notified of the need to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C due to improperly cleaned equipment. The state Department of Health said the hospital reported... Read more »
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Risk of exposure and how to cope until HIV testing date (6 months from now)?

Posted by JohnKan, 1 Reply
Hi - very anxious and would like to ask your help.
I am about 29 years of age. At 13th July 2013 (at about 5pm), against my better judgement, i was involved in vaginal sex with a sex worker in Malaysia. It was the first time I am involved in sex and... Read more »

Possible exposure to hiv and subsequent testing schedule

Posted by stuffjunk, 1 Reply
Hi,

So on December 5th I had receptive anal sex with a 20 year old guy I met online. We used condoms and lubricant, however very shortly after first achieving intromission he noticed that the condom had torn. We replaced it and continued. We both... 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 to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

Hiv test after 3 years of exposure.

Posted by sammi0506, 1 Reply
Hi .. I am from Sydney Australia.

I was exposed to HIV. I had a HIV antibody and antigen test 3 years later. ( Blood sample) . It came back negative.

I am aware that there is a 3 month window period..
But my question is... Would there still be HIV... Read more »