Test Hiv Negative After 5 Weeks

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low risk?

Dear Doc. I am 30 yr old womanand the only risk exposure was deep kissing with my boyfriend who was tested HIV+ for 5 yr. I was tested hiv negative after 5 weeks and 8th week which was negative> Do i still need testing as my oral condition was ok at...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...If you have any concerns I would get another HIV antibody test at 6months after your last exposure;JLS. Read more »

good luck karma part 111

Dr. BobWell, i'm back with a question. I went and had a hiv test done and it came back negative at... Read more »

i need PEP

i had unprotected oral sex with a prostitute, 3 months ago after a week i had muscle aches and... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For ... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...show that HIV+ women on PIs are three times more likely to develop diabetes than HIV+ women on non-PI drug combinations or HIV-negative women. In fact, up to 6 percent of all people on PIs have diabetes. If you need to take PIs for your HIV... Read more »