How Soon Can U Take An Hiv Test After Sex

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HELP - very scared (concerning oral sex risk) (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Hi Doctor, Thankyou for your help.If I were exposed, it would have been about 2 1/2 years ago, November/December of 2007. I am a heterosexual female and lost my virginity to someone with a very iffy past. We only had sex once, it was protected -...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to know" you are HIV positive???? No, absolutely not. In fact what you don't know in that situation could kill you. Delayed HIV diagnosis is still the number one cause of HIV morbidity and premature HIV-related mortality. Knowledge is power! If... Read more »

PCR/DNA testing for HIV & Oral Sex Question

Dear Dr. Frascino - What is your opinion of the PCR/DNA testing for HIV? I read where a person can... Read more »

vaginal sex and hiv testing

Dear Doc, About five weeks ago, i had oral sex with a female sex worker for a few minutes. After... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevalence, Unrecognized Infection, and HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Five U.S. Cities, June 2004 - April 2005

...incidence, and unrecognized infection, particularly among young black MSM. 2-4 To reassess those findings and previous HIV testing behaviors among MSM, CDC analyzed data from five of 17 cities participating in the National HIV Behavioral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Utah Law Requiring HIV Tests for Convicted Sex Workers, Solicitors Fails to Slow Spread of HIV Because It Is Not Enforced, Editorial Says

...almost 40% of solicitation and commercial sex work convictions processed in state courts in 2006 and 2007, there is no record of HIV tests being ordered, read by a judge or filed. In addition, even if test results are successfully transferred to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged > 18 Years Who Reported Ever Being Tested for HIV, * by Sex and Race/Ethnicity -- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2006 †

* Based on responses to the following question: "Except for tests you may have had as part of blood donations, have you ever been tested for HIV?" † Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Preferences Among Young Men of Color Who Have Sex With Men

... Awareness of and preferences for rapid HIV testing among young men of color who have sex with men and are engaged in high-risk HIV behaviors were assessed in the current report. Read more »