Would Hiv Show Up In Blood Test Six Weeks After Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed toHIV, you should wait for two months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again after two or three months. If you are infected, you can transmit HIV to others during the window period even...
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Antiretroviral treatment and HIV testing

Dear DocI had unprotected sex with a girl and within 72 hours after exposure recieved Antiretrovirals for a month. 3 months after exposure i tested ( rapid test ) which was negative. 6 months after the 1st test i tested again ( blood test ) which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your repeatedly negative HIV-antibody tests out to nine months post-exposure are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able! Your course of PEP would not affect the validity of your nine-month test result.For Read more »

Dr. Bob Please help (desperate) Will make donation next week

Dr.Bob, I was exposed to HIV unprotected oral sex from a women on Nov.8,2010 who it turns out is HIV positive and have been having the following symptoms for almost six weeks now.Sore feeling on roof of mouth,weight loss 27 lbs.,loss of appetite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guidelines for post-PEP diagnostic testing is HIV-antibody testing at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure.Although your HIV-acquisition risk is very low, and I strongly doubt HIV is your problem, I am... Read more »

Post exposure prophylaxis

Hi, I'm a 19 year old college student, I live in Mexico. I had unprotected receptive intercourse (ejaculation included) with a 50-60 year old man on july 15th. I started PEP (Combivir + Kaletra) after about...20-22 hours of the event. I've been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the PEP drugs?ThanksConcernedResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello Concerned,"Symptoms" that begin 30 hours after a potential HIVexposure would not be caused by HIV seroconversions. The symptoms associated with ARS (acute retroviral syndrome) become... Read more »

Contact with a positive person; how much does testing/treatment cost?

Hello there. My new partner and I have been together for less than a month. He recently told me he has been HIV-positive for 4 years but is still "almost undetectable", whatever that means. Thus far I've engaged in oral sex on several occasions,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Following a significant exposure with a partner documented to be HIV positive, HIV-antibody testing is recommended at three months (from the date of the last Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...transmitted during that time. In fact, individuals are often most infectious during this time (shortly after they have been exposed toHIV). Interpretation of Test Results A positive (reactive) result means: You are HIV-positive... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...by: Other prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed toHIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Province Announces Law Requiring People Who Might Have Exposed Emergency Workers to HIV to Undergo Blood Test

...reports. Under the law, emergency workers -- including firefighters, police officers and paramedics -- who believe they have been exposed toHIV or another infectious disease can apply to the court for a blood test (Kauth, Edmonton Sun , 9/13).... Read more »
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10 yrs to find out?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...find out you are +. is that true? i'm scared i had very risky unprotected sex. if i have a blood hiv test done, how long after exposure will it take for me to find out. please help? Read more »

Rapid Testing in Canada

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
...only ONE PLACE in Ontario (sorry dont know about other provinces)!!! I have waited and waited and took two tests at 3+5 weeks(blood testing). The anticipation is awful. I then went at 8 weeks for a rapid test....what a freaking difference. (I... Read more »

Ugly Bruising After Second Blood Test

Posted by Sprite1, 2 Replies
...still panicking. Went to the Sexual Health (GUM) Clinic on the 21st August (after my potential exposure of 26th July) and had a blood test. Negative for HIV, but obviously too early, proving only that I haven't been living with HIV unawares of... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How long do I have to wait to test for other STD's besides HIV? Read more »