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When Is The Best Time For Hiv Test

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Effective time for HIV testing

Hi Doc!Great site; thanks so much for what you do.I had a "whoopsie" at a club. I was drunk and kind of went along with a guy who wanted me to be the receptive anal partner in the men's room. The epitome of class, I know.After he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Whoopsie????" Hmmm, even I've never heard it called that before. And bacterial "ookiness" is new to me as well. Nonetheless, let's proceed to your concerns. You had unprotected receptive anal whoopsie with a dude... Read more »

Accuracy and timing of HIV PCR Testing

Can you tell me what you know regarding the accuracy and timing issues associated with HIV PCR... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines HIV Testing Program in China

The New York Times examines an HIV prevention program in China aimed at promoting blood screening that has led "more than 110,000 people" to be tested so far: "On any given night, in 14 cities around the country, hundreds of people flock to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

The New York Times on Saturday examined rapid HIV testing -- which has become the center of the U.S. strategy to prevent the disease and some say has "revolutionized" testing -- and the debate surrounding FDA 's consideration of a proposal to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines California HIV Testing Bill

The New York Times on Thursday examined a California bill (AB 1894 ) that requires health care plans operating in the state to pay for routine HIV testing. The bill was signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) (Cathcart, ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Recommendations for HIV Testing as Part of Routine Medical Care

The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined new practice guidelines issued recently by the American College of Physicians recommending routine HIV testing for all patients beginning at age 13, regardless of whether they engage in high-risk... Read more »
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HIV testing time

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was tested 8 months after my last sexual encounter. The nurse at the clinic and the AIDS hotline, AND the CDC say that that 6 months is the correct length of time after a possible exposure and that I would not have to be tested again (I was neg).... Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

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 »

5th week test negative...time and tests

Posted by change33, 1 Reply
So as I live and learn on this site. I'm still going through the anxiety of the wait. My girl and I have now been experiencing loud stomach noises and she has gone through the full ride of symptoms (the ones that mean nothing but are on every HIV... Read more »

Long enough time to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Many people who are worried about HIV exposure may not know the exact date they put themselves at risk. Luckily, I do know my potential exposure date (July 15). Knowing the window period is 6 months according to the CDC, if I test this week, how... Read more »