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Time Frame For Before Herpes Shows Up On An Std Test

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some symptoms, time frame question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I had a very risky unprotected exposure about a week and a half ago. Shortly after I experienced a discharge and pain during urination. I main concern is HIV. About 7-8 days later I started to feel very slugish with a bit of a sore throat. I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »

some symptoms, time frame question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I had a very risky unprotected exposure about a week and a half ago. Shortly after I experienced a discharge and pain during urination. I main concern is HIV. About 7-8 days later I started to feel very slugish with a bit of a sore throat. I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It definitely appears that the time frame of the window period (with the new generation of tests) is changing to a maximum of 3 months. The GMHC says that 98% of people will test pos. within 6 weeks if they are infected. Dr. Mark Holodniy on The... Read more »

Time frame

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How soon and how late can people start showing symptoms of ARVS? Thanks.

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Terrified married coulpe with time frame questions Please help

Dear Dr. Aberg, Here recently my husband and I have gotten back together after a 6 month separation and reconciled our problems. He informed me that he had a potential high-risk exposure with a person of unknown HIV status. Since I love him, he was...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
See my response to the question "Is my doctor correct?". This is basically the same scenario as yours only it was the wife who had the sexual encounter. Your symptoms are most likely related to anxiety. I don't know what your... Read more »

Seroconversion Time Frame

Mr. Sawadsky- What percent of people (who eventually become HIV+) seroconvert between 3 and 6 months? Could you provide any sources or statistical studies for the basis of your answer. Would HIV serology be negative or indeterminate during this time...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.There have been many studies (not just one) looking at when personsseroconvert for HIV infection. It is difficult to come up with one specificstatistic as to the accuracy of the test between 3 and 6 months. At... Read more »

Time Frame on PCR Testing

Ryan, thank you for your time. I am a bisexual man and about 22 days ago my girlfriend, myself and another bisexual man had unprotected sex. We all had oral sex, and we both inserted my girlfriend, vaginally, but, he did not ejaculate inside of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unfortunately, you can't really get a definite answer from a PCR test. First of all, it is not licensed as a tool to determine if someone is infected or not. Secondly, it's accuracy in determining infection is questionable (see Accuracy... Read more »

testing time frame for HCV RNA

hi dr, have a good day. I've read in one UK HCV guidelines, that if you are faced with an isolated incident of exposure to HCV blood (infected, or strongly suspected of being infected, with HCV), you should get tested for HCV RNA testing at 6,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would say that guidelines do vary in the testing algorithms because these are only educated guesses. However, testing for both RNA and antibody as far out as 24 weeks seems expensive to me without clear benefit. After exposure, the vast majority... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genital Herpes Prevalence Down Among Teens, Adults; Number of Syphilis, Other STD Cases Rising, Studies Say

Genital herpes prevalence in the United States has decreased "significantly" in recent years, federal health officials said on Monday at the 2004 National STD Prevention Conference in Philadelphia, the New York Times reports. Dr. Fujie Xu and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At-Home STD Tests Private, but Sometimes Wrong

A few for-profit firms are selling at-home STD tests with the promise of saving money, time and possible embarrassment. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, has not approved the companies' kits, and one study found their accuracy was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

3 by 5 Initiative "Probably Will Not" Meet Treatment Goals Within Time Frame, WHO Director General Says

The World Health Organization 's 3 by 5 Initiative goal of treating three million HIV-positive people with antiretroviral drugs by 2005 "probably will not" be met, WHO Director-General Jong-Wook Lee said in an interview last week, the CP/ Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Internet-Based HIV/AIDS, STD Prevention Campaigns Aimed at Men Who Have Sex With Men

The New York Times on Tuesday examined Internet-based HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted disease prevention campaigns aimed at men who have sex with men who meet partners online -- a "popular" practice that might be "fueling the spread" of STDs... Read more »