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When Should I Be Tested For Hiv After Possible Exposure

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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. She is a friend of a friend. I performed oral on her and we had vaginal sex with a condom. I've been married over 8 years. This is the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The PCR test is not intended as a screening test. For the most part, it is used to measure viral load. The standard screening tests are ELISA and Western blot, which are greater than 99.9% sensitive. You should trust the results. You may repeat... Read more »

Is it possible that I am really HIV + 21 years after exposure and 16 tests?

Dear Dr. Bob: In 1989, I had a real exposure (occupational), and after two weeks or so developed a... Read more »

Can anemia /possible occupational exposure effect hiv antibody test

I am a former home health aide and in January I was aaigned to a new patient. I worked with this... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Lawrence Hospital Surgery Patients Warned of Possible Hepatitis, HIV Exposure

Ten surgery patients of Lawrence Hospital Center (LHC) in Bronxville are being notified of the need to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C due to improperly cleaned equipment. The state Department of Health said the hospital reported... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wisconsin Clinic Warns of Possible Disease Exposure

The Madison-based Dean Clinic announced Monday that it is seeking to contact 2,345 patients to advise they get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C. Between 2006 and two weeks ago, a nurse employed by the clinic was improperly reusing insulin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: University Warns Students About Possible HIV, Hepatitis Exposure After Exercise

First Nations University of Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan, is currently trying to locate students who participated in the Northern Health Science Access Program's blood-typing exercise between 2002 and 2011, to alert them that they may have been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Students at Missouri High School Tested for HIV Following Concern of Exposure to Virus, AP/Google.com Reports

Students at a suburban St. Louis high school are being tested for HIV after an HIV-positive individual told health officials that as many as 50 students might have been exposed to the virus, the AP/Google.com reports. The St. Louis County Health... Read more »
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Possible exposure to hiv and subsequent testing schedule

Posted by stuffjunk, 1 Reply
Hi,

So on December 5th I had receptive anal sex with a 20 year old guy I met online. We used condoms and lubricant, however very shortly after first achieving intromission he noticed that the condom had torn. We replaced it and continued. We both... Read more »

Testing four years after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a female who had unprotected sex with a man who I was later told was HIV + (but not by him). I went to Planned Parenthood in MA four years later and took a test, it came back negative, but just to be sure I took a home access three months... Read more »

Possible Exposure & Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well the time is nearing my 3 month mark and I'm getting more and more scared. My potential exposure was on November 11. I interpret my 3 month mark as being tomorrow, Saturday 2/11, so instead of going today to be tested, I'm going Monday... Read more »

Possible exposure to HIV/STDS?

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Possible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.

I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »