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Should I Get Tested After Having Sex During Period

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV
Ask the Experts

Could my first 2 HIV tests be wrong?

When I moved to China 3 years ago I have been with the same women. When I started working here I had to take an HIV test and it came back negetive. The second year I had to be tested again and I was still negetive. I am changing schools agin and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Perhaps asking for clarification from an HIV specialist physician in your area could clear this up without the need for additional testing. If you've had absolutely no HIV exposure risk, there is no way you could have contracted the virus. This... Read more »

HIV Testing period

I had sex with a guy that was infected and the condom came off during the sex. I quickly pulled out. This was in the end of December 2006. Would like to know if i have to wait a whole 6 month or can I get tested in March (3 months)? Thanks you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit... Read more »

Sex with Positive Woman

I had a 3 month relationship that ended when she tested positive. I had unprotected sex with her frequently during that period. Six weeks after my last exposure to her I had a HIV-1 RNA Quant and results were NO HIV DETECTED the machine used was a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
At least at the 3 month time point from the last exposure.MH Read more »

unsafe sex to testing

how long do i have to wait after having unprotected sex to get tested for HIV? it happened 2 days ago.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...exposure. In rare cases, some people may take six months or longer. It is important that you educate yourself about the window period and testing to determine the time interval that you are most comfortable with when getting an anitbody test. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics Associated With Sex After Periods of Abstinence Among Sexually Experienced Young Women

... The intermittent nature of adolescent sex presents a challenge to pregnancy prevention efforts, according to the authors, who added that "understanding why sexually experienced Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV? because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Results by Phone: Can We Predict Who Will Test HIV-Negative?

...the health care setting to learn their HIV test results, the researchers described the number of HIV cases detected at Sydney Sexual Health Center among persons who disclosed no known risk factors before testing. All HIV tests between January... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...information fortreatment decisions now and in the future. In fact,viral load tests are most useful when you haveseveral taken over a period of time. If you're considering treatment, you shouldknow that anti-HIV drugs have side effects,which are... Read more »
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Anal sex

Posted by joey4god, 2 Replies
... I was with onenight stand girl she wanted anal sex and we didnt use any condoms when will good time period for testing. after this risk Read more »

False Neg's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Access and two different counselors told me that false negatives only occur if the person has not tested outside the window period (which they consider 6 months). Is that true? Has anyone ever seen a false neg? Read more »

Should I test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had sex in Asia with a prostitute who was on her period. Condom was used for the entire time of the event. Do I need to test? When Read more »

pep and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i was on pep .how long should i wait to get tested if i have a pcr test? Read more »