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Testing Negative After Having Sex During Period

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Ask the Experts

When Should I Test For HIV/AIDS

Hi, I had sex with a women on Oct 30 2010. I used a condom all the while. I am afraid I might get HIV/AIDS. When do you think I should do the test. I have heard 6 months is maximum period for the HIV test to come positive. If after 6 months I test...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...infection) about 4-6 weeks after the onset of HIV infection. Indeed, during acute HIV infection, the HIV antibody test is usually negative or inconclusive but the HIV viral load (a marker of virus in the blood) is usually very high. You are... Read more »

Negative Test

I tested negative after 14 weeks. I feel like I am losing weight in my chest. I also have a dry... Read more »
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 »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...relationship quality, and history of STD diagnosis more than three months ago (hazard ratios, 1.02-1.2). The risk decreased as negative mood increased (0.98) and was reduced among adolescents receiving a recent STD diagnosis (0.9). For... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101 learn more about HIV testing? Read through these excellent overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Has anyone tested negative after all this

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
...legitimate risk such as unprotected vaginal or anal sex, had all the 'classic symptoms' including swollen lymph nodes and tested negative still beyond the window period? Read more »

HIV + Panic Disorder = Terror

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
...unprotected vaginal intercourse. It was drunk sex and with a girl I've been seeing for 4 mos and unknown HIV status, she says she's negative and has been tested for HIV over the past 6 years all with negative results. Her last HIV test was... Read more »

False Neg's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My fiance and I both tested negative via Home Access. His test was about 16 months after sex with his ex and mine was about 6 months after sex with my ex. I'm concerned Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...14 and 15 weeks. two at a local clinic with the orasure oral swab and one with the military on the 14th week all tests were negative. Can I be sure that I am negative? Read more »