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The Best Time To Get An Hiv Test After Exposure

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Is the medicines after exposure of 6 months affect the HIV test results?

Sir,I had a sex with girl on the 21/12/08.In June,2009 I got fever, cold and cough. It has 7 days. doctor advised to take the medicine and hot water.after 7 days it went off.After I got body pains.so I went total body check up at 31/06/09. At the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear Srinu,Medication will not cause your HIV test to be falsely negative. Since you have tested more than 9 months after your possible exposure (you do not even know if she had Read more »

Thank for answering - "Too many exposures at the same time - humble request"

Dear Bob, You are a wonderfull & magnificient man. I am highly thankfull for the support that you... Read more »

HIV test after possible exposure

I've made the biggest mistake of my life. 3 weeks ago I had sex with a woman that was not my wife.... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...primarily intended for the prevention of infection in cases where there has been a known high-risk work-related (occupational) exposure to HIV. For more information on the management of PEP for occupational exposures, please read the following... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher during acute HIV infection than later on. Exposure to the blood of someone in the acute phase of infection is more likely to result in infection than exposure to... Read more »
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boyfriend just tested positive for hiv

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
... I was negative in the beginning of our relationship and he was untested. I tested again this past November 23 and my last exposure date was November 5. I tested because on his last visit here he fell with pneumonia (we thought it was the flu... Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I had a test done at four weeks after which was negative and now my DR reccomends one at 7 weeks then again at 3 months post exposure but my question is can you tell 7 weeks afterward? Please help any advice would be helpful. Read more »

worried about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i had a high risk exposure to hiv. while having sex with female , who i later found out was poz, the condom slipped off during sex. my question is, i tested Read more »