Is The Window For Hiv Blood Test 8 Weeks

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Balanitis 8 Months after an Unsafe Sex Encounter with an HIV+?

Last November I accidentally had unsafe sex with a HIV+ man, and he ejaculated inside me once. I had my RT PCR blood test this January; it did not detect any virus. And in February I did antibody test; the result was negative. After one month,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...And also check out the chapter on oral sex in the archives of this forum.Dr. BobOral sex and STD (ORAL SEX AND STDs) Jun 9, 2008The truth is that most of my friends don't even think of oral sex as sex and is no good talking with them about this... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. ... Read more »

HIV and Iritis

I had unprotected oral sex with a man about eight years ago. I gave and received oral sex. There... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...infected with HHV-8. The virus appears rarely in the U.S. heterosexual population. HHV-8 is most likely transmitted orally, but no blood test is routinely available to detect those who have it. In Africa, where HHV-8 is endemic, the virus seems... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...andbasophils These cells play a role in allergic reactions, and defend against parasites.They normally make up about 1-8 percent of the total WBC count. Platelets (thrombocytes) ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...Engl J Med 1997;336:1072-8 Wira CR, Fahey JV. A new strategy to understand how HIV infects women: identification of a window of vulnerability during the menstrual cycle. Aids 2008;22:1909-17 Padian NS, van der Straten A, Ramjee... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Counseling and Testing Take control of your health. Know your status. Get tested. What is the HIV test? The HIV test can be either a blood test or an oral test (which tests the cells from the lining of your mouth). It looks for HIV antibodies,... Read more »

When the negative testing doesnt seem to be enough

Posted by Regret101, 5 Replies
...developed a flu, achy legs, very sore throat, canker and blisters in mouth, and a general low energy level. I tested at 3,5 and 8weeks and all negative. I look to try to get out of this "hole" and pull myself out of it but cant. 8weeks is... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...3 month, 13 weeks, 90 days is considered conclusive with HIV testing. Wheather with Orasure, Oraquick, home Access or Blood test 13 weeks is consider conclusive. A 3rd Gen Elisa test is consider encouraging at 6 weeks, and the all clear by 10... Read more »
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