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please help im petrified. does my 6 week hiv test become invalid...

Hi thank you so much for your help. I'm worried because on January 2nd this year I slept with a guy who had been with many women, and had just got back from Thailand where he had unprotected sex with a sex worker. I didn't use protection....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe guidelines for testing are to be initially tested at 3 week post the last exposure then again at 3 months. From what you have described you need to get another test to ensure your status.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV I Antibody Negative TWICE ... but Still Petrified

Dr. Bob,I believe I sent you an e-mail a month ago about my situation. I've had two... Read more »

Re Re Post: HIV from using a Dildo on Female Escort [ A Petrified Doc, Have Donated will donated again]

Dear Bob, How are you keeping? Its amazing how despite millions world over condemning the disease... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Washington, D.C. -- With the overhaul of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Eliminating Written Consent for HIV Tests Might Increase Testing Rates, Research Letter Says

Eliminating written consent requirements for HIV tests might increase testing rates, according to a research letter published in the March 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association , HealthDay News/ Washington Post reports. ... Read more »
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Petrified of getting tested

Posted by sephiroth86, 1 Reply
I know I am probably being irrational, but I have decided to get tested because I had sex with around 7 hookers 5-6 years ago. It was all PROTECTED, but for some reason I just cant shake the feeling that the condoms didnt do their job or something.... Read more »

HIV? I'm Petrified, PLEASE HELP!

Posted by adlers, 2 Replies
Hi,
Ok so i'm from Dublin, Ireland. I was recently in Toronto for the summer. I was quite drunk and had oral sex with a few guys. Then later on ended up with a guy. I had protected sex with him then he tried to enter me. As i was drunk i am... Read more »

petrified about HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I really don't know what to do anymore. Let me tell the story that has me where I am today.

Aboout 7 months ago (around the time of Sept. 11) I engaged in an unprotected oral sex encounter with a male stranger. Being the first time that I engaged... Read more »

Petrified to get results on Tuesday

Posted by Br0wnEyes, 3 Replies
Hello there,

Thank you for clicking on my post! Basically, I went to my doctor freaking out about HIV. He convinced me to get tested, both an antibody test and PCR test. Now I am really thinking that I completely underestimated my ability to cope... Read more »