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Should You Wait To Get An Hiv Test After Taking Cipro

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Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

What Is Ciprofloxacin? Why Do People With HIV Take Cipro? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Cipro Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Cipro React With Other Drugs? What Is Ciprofloxacin? Ciprofloxacin, also called Cipro, is an antibiotic drug. Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. Cipro fights many different bacteria. It is also used to fight some opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Bayer Corporation...
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Not sure on status - Should I pursue a relationship or wait 6 months to get HIV test?

I'm 29 and I really want to get back together with my ex-girlfriend. Since our breakup, I kind of started drinking a lot and sleeping with random strangers from the bar. There have been a few close calls and I am worried I have picked up HIV...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
I don't see this as an "either/or" situation. You clearly have feelings for your ex-girlfriend, in which case you should explain to her how you feel. You also need to be honest with her about your "close calls" so that she... Read more »

Waiting period for test results

I recently had an HIV test done at my Doctor's office, and recieved the results the next evening. The test was done on a Tuesday and he said the results would be back by Thursday at the latest, in many of your responses you said it would take...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Everyone should be so lucky to have such an efficient doctor! The time it takes for one to receive an HIV test result is not a reliable way to determine the type of screening process used. Different laboratories will take different amounts of time... Read more »

Switch or wait for Resistance Test

Since discovering HIV status 7 years ago, I have had success with meds and have always maintained UDL with high CD4 count (in the 900s). I only switched meds over the years for side effects reasons. I have been taking Sustiva, Ziagen, and 3TC for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
We often can get resistance test results in our lab with viral loads in the 200+ range so that is worth trying to see if you can demonstrate some level of resistance. With a high CD4 count and low viral load your chances for a clinical problem for... Read more »

Waiting for second lab test

Hello Dr. Young,I was tested HIV + on Feb 07. I started to seek medical care and help on early March and I got my frist lab test a couple weeks ago with - CD4 count- 363 and Viral Load count - 131,100. The doctor told me that he needs to do another...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Rob and thanks for your post.1. I'm personally not a big believer in vitamin supplements and hold to the notion that for the vast majority of people, the best nutritional supplement is a balanced diet that's rich in fruits and... Read more »
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waiting for my test results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi everybody. i went in for my 3 month HIV test this morning. now i have to wait for the results to come back. this is a terrible period of tim.e so many thoughts are going through my head; what will i do if they are positive? i have no insurance.... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

waiting 4 test results ...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello ---

i never tested at 12 weeks (3months) but i got tested at 27 weeks (6+ months)after uptotected vaginal heterosexual sex and the hiv test was negative - i am female.

i just recently went to a new dr (at 37 weeks)- for something else - and i... Read more »

Test taken and now I wait

Posted by Momma, 5 Replies
After stressing hardcore over this, I took the plunge and got tested tonight. I will have the results early next week. This has been a huge step for me since I am a raging hypochondriac and have been googling every little sneeze and cough I have. ... Read more »