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Unprotected Vaginal Sex After 12 Months Hiv Antibody Negative

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Could I be HIV+ after HIV exposure but negative at 12wks?

Hi Dr. I had unprotected receptive vaginal sex with an HIV+ guy (unkowingly) - alhtough he did not ejaculate in me, I realise this was still high risk. I had a test at 6 weeks, which was negative and then a further negative test at 12 weeks (or 84...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you a definitive result in as few as 20 minutes! Regarding "how often" someone will subsequently test HIV positive following a negative three-month test, we don't have accurate statistics to report. However, I can advise that such an occurrence... Read more »

Chances of being HIV positive

Today, I found out that my partner of 5 years tested HIV positive. I had a HIV test back in July... Read more »

Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine ... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...HIV "viral load" (amount of virus in the body). However, people with acute HIV infection usually will not test positive for HIV antibodies, since it takes the body approximately one to three months to produce antibodies against HIV. Some... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...should I be tested for HIV? The time it takes for a person who has been infected with HIV to seroconvert (test positive) for HIV antibodies is commonly called the "Window Period". Recent studies show that a test taken at least 12 weeks (3... Read more »
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Sex with HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had a bad cold ain early dec and again in early january and now my body is stessing out waiting for the results of another HIV Antibody test and a PCR test. I have no swollen glands or fever and no sore throat, just body weakness and stomach... Read more »

anxiety= symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...just need some reassurance I guess. Could all this be related to something else and or stress? I am going to test at three months regardless, I just needed to get this out there now as my nerves are still shot. Thanks. Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...care provider usually can diagnose it by testing your blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the blood for 1 to 3 months following infection. It may take... Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...the NY state Dept. of health. Itsaid two astounding things. 1) The Elisa test is more sensitive then it used to me and pick up hiv antibodies earlier. For example, most antibodies show up within 4-6 weeks. And it goes on to say that if a person... Read more »