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HBv B Acute positive & risk of HIV after negative test

Dear Mrs. McGovern,I feel very bad writing again, as I have read in previous answers you get up at 6 am to answer on your free time.Is there any chance you can answer my previous mail?On March 3rd I was tested positive for Hepatitis B Acute....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You are right that there is almost nothing written about this circumstance. I would advise that you have repeat HIV testing at 3, 6 and 12 months since this is the recommendation for follow-up testing for those who develop acute HCV infection. I... Read more »

Risk of Transmission after Testing HIV negative

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HIV test results

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Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study

...testing would not only allow individuals to reaffirm their HIV-status, but would permit them to review how they can reduce the risk of getting infected and transmitting infection to others. For more information: Debra A Murphy, Ph D., et al,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...are encouraged to be tested for HIV and, for those who are infected, to receive treatments that can significantly reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to a newborn. The CDC reports that perinatal transmission rates can be reduced to less than 2%... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...Oral Sex (In general) Oral Sex (On a Woman) Oral Sex (Receptive vs. Insertive) Protected Sex With Pos Boyfriend Rimming Risk of HIV Transmission Sex Toys Sexual Intercourse (Protected) Transgender (F to M) Transgender (M to F) Vaginal... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...worry. There's only one thing you can do to find out if you are HIV positive and that's get tested, not obsess about your risk and research symptoms on the internet. HIV Testing Will my fever affect my HIV test results? Could my... Read more »
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negative at 13.5 weeks is this conclusive?

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...rule out or confirm hiv? even though they say the window period is 3 months i know they recommend testing at 6 months for high risk exposures mine i would consider a high risk(broken condom) even if the girl is negative at 11 weeks because she... Read more »

question about testing and results

Posted by guy23, 2 Replies
...i've had a recent situation that has put me at risk for possible infection. my concern is the test results. when i was younger and first received information on HIV and AIDS i was Read more »

Could I test positive after all this testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Has anyone on here ever known of someone to test negative at six months and then positive later if they didn't have any HIV risks in the interim? Should I still be worried? Read more »

nervous wreck!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have someone call me back. (they never did) two questions: 1.) does it take longer to get a test back that is positive than a negative? How long does it normally take (they told me 3 days)? 2.) I gave unprotected oral sex on a guy who i now... Read more »