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HIV-1 DNA by PCR test and HIV-1 Abs test

Hi, I took the tests above on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative, (I'm not in any med, never tested positive)However, I'm wondering how accurate these results are? Should I repeat the tests, when? What was the posibility of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...not have time to turn positive. Usually the earliest would be by 2 weeks and most will be positive by 6 weeks. We repeat the testing for 3 months to be sure to catch all positives.The HIV PCR test should be positive by day 36, usually at a high... Read more »

Blood in my mouth. Worried.

HiHere are the facts. I gave oral sex to another man about 2 weeks ago. There was no ejaculation and the episode lasted for maybe 5 minutes. His foreskin was tight i think and basically without either of us realising, about half way through some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would be remote. So you could feel fairly confident that you were not exposed. Nonetheless, whether or not he agrees to get tested and no matter what his test result may be, I would still recommend you get a three-month HIV test just to be... Read more »

massage parlor

recently, i went to massage parlor where the girl began using her mouth to try to solicit oral sex. her mouth did come in contact with my penis for about 30 seconds. from everywhere i have read, risk for hiv transmission is practically zero unless...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...the "track her down and test her" approach. Risk in this case is so remote that I'd recommend just going ahead with your usual testing schedule. Read more »

negative p-24 and antibody test The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Dear Mr. Sowadsky Thank you very much for your time - I had a low risk exposure with someone whose HIV status is unknown to me (oral sex where the man did not ejaculate in my mouth). Still, I was concerned and I had a p24 test one month after the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...antibodytests show positive in an infected person:The p-24 antigen test will pick up an infection an average of 6 days prior to a person testing positive on the antibody tests. The p-24 antigentests will often show positive 2-3 weeks after... Read more »
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No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no symptoms,... Read more »

Difference between tests..please help me

Posted by tikigirl31, 1 Reply
...I was wondering, they say that most people develop those antibodies at 6 weeks, or that if you got tested at 6 weeks and it's negative is a good sign. Now, does it matter if it was the ELISA or the OraQuick with doing a mouth swab? Read more »

When the negative testing doesnt seem to be enough

Posted by Regret101, 5 Replies
...weeks ago and developed a flu, achy legs, very sore throat, canker and blisters in mouth, and a general low energy level. I tested at 3,5 and 8 weeks and all negative. I look to try to get out of this "hole" and pull myself out of it but cant. ... Read more »

blood in mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ive been taking a class on culture and illness of pain and we recently talked about HIV. I was tested two years back and negative (I had no suspicion but did it anyways). However now I find myself out of my mind wondering/worrying Read more »