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Is Two Weeks After Having Sex Too Early To Get Tested For Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the last potential...
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Risk of HIV contraction after protected sex with prostitute

Hi,I recently went to a massage parlour in macau and one thing led to another and had protected sex with the girl giving me the massagee. we used a condom which didnt seem to have any gaping hole or such. However i did lick her clitorial region a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...related to HIV acquisition. The symptoms associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome generally become manifest two to four weeks after exposure (not days). Chances are your "bad flu" was exactly that -- a bad flu!Regarding HIV-antibody testing,... Read more »

Is anal sex ok if both parties have been tested and negative? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

Me and my girlfriend wanted to try anal sex but didn't know what the risks are. We both have been tested and both have tested negative. Also we are in an exclusive relationship and only had sex with each other. We are each others 1st.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected. If you think you might have been exposed to HIV, you should get tested as soon as possible. Here's why: Even in the early stages of infection, you can take concrete steps to protect your long-term health. Regular check-ups with a doctor... Read more »

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure in a health care worker or a significant exposure with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive (such as anal receptive sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive). For these cases testing out to six months is warranted, according to... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it the "right" way going slow and pleanty of k-y and there was no trama but this was her 1st time unprotected. we are both absolutly clean of any form of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected. If you think you might have been exposed to HIV, you should get tested as soon as possible. Here's why: Even in the early stages of infection, you can take concrete steps to protect your long-term health. Regular check-ups with a doctor... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...these people look and feel healthy and do not think they are at risk. But the truth is that anyone of any age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or social or economic class can become infected. It is your actions (or the actions taken against... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...copies of itself (reproducing). When a combination of HIV drugs (regimen) is working, the viral load usually goes down within weeks of starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...virus itself. Making the window period for HIV as short as possible is a critical public health priority, as people in the very early stages of HIV infection play an outsized role in the spread of infection within social networks. RNA-based... Read more »
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am i infected here's my story ...please help..

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...he also said that he's been a professional for over 30 years and has never seen a person with hiv develop skin problems at an early stage specially after two and a half months..im currently waiting for the 13 week period mark to get tested again... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...immediately after exposure. Statistics show that 96% (perhaps higher) of all infected individuals will test positive within 2 to 12 weeks. In some cases, this may take up to six months. Think about this: if you got a negative test at six weeks,... Read more »

NEUR0PATHY AND SEROCONVERSION .. PLEASE HELP ME..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...heard that it is common during seroconversion period. Is there any body can share there story about Neuropathy during the early stage of infection. Wheter it was postive or negative. I can not sleep at all. I got tested negative ... Read more »

Dispute over how long to wait 3 months or 2 weeks

Posted by arc3506, 5 Replies
...dumb *&% I am. My doctor, who is a specialist in infectious diseases, told me that now getting an HIV test after only 2 weeks will yield results that are 99% accurate. I read on these forums that generally people wait 3 months and that is... Read more »