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If You Are Infected With Hiv How Long Till You Could Find It In A Blood Test

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How long till infections begin?

Hi. Thank you for taking the time to read my question. I am a heterosexual 22 year old male that has been with three women, all long term girlfriends at the time we had sex. I was tested for HIV twice, the last being in Dec. 97. That result was...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The only certain way to know whether you are HIV+ or not is to get tested--there's no substitute. You may have had thrush in conjunction with antibiotic use-- if you still have these spots you should see a knowledgeable dentist. And if... Read more »

How long till I know I am in the clear

My wife died of AIDS in Oct. of 2000 and it was April of 1999 that we last had sex (protected). I... Read more »

6months till 6years hiv testing. Anoher incident pls help

Hi Dr.Bob, Do u remember me,I'm not Josh(haha). Firstly, pls forgive my poor English agn. My... Read more »
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1 hour till i find out the outcome of my future

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok i have 1 hour till i find out the results on my hiv test... this is to anyone that is reading and ever plans on not wearing a rubber! DONT DO IT... i was young and stupid and thought i was invinseable ... nothing could stop me... i couldnt catch... Read more »

How long symptoms of primary infection last?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am TERRIFIED that i may have gotten infected and now i feel like everything in my body is acting weird. maybe it is the anxiety or stress. can anybody please tell me what are the symptoms for primary hiv infection and how long they last? are they... Read more »

Infected during HIV test?

Posted by Anonymous
I'm living a nightmare. I had unprotected sex with a woman (vag/oral) on 7/1/3. At 10 weeks I got a neg ELISA. That should have been the end. However my GP Doctore daignosed Oral thrush. The next day, panicked, at 11 weeks went in for an anonymous... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue.

If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and... Read more »