How Long After Sex To Take Aids Test

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The Body

What Is HIV?

...gets into your body, it can make you sick. It does so if you are rich or poor; 14 years old or 70; black or white; gay or straight; married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms within a short time after being infected. The only way you can tell if...
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how long is the widow period for aids

i had sex with a person that i think has aids like2 years ago so i got tested 2 years ago then i got tested 6 months ago n the i got yested yesterday all test came out negative can i be infected?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine, then you will continue to be anxious ad worried that you might be infected, no matter how many times you get tested. The HIV test is not a way to solve you're problem. Protecting yourself is the only way to prevent HIV infection. If you... Read more »

i'am a fretting

how long after unprotected sex must you wait before you can get tested to know if you have aids
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Antibody testing three or more months after exposure is considered accurate. See CDC updates... RMK Read more »

do you think i have hiv/aids?

im very concerned about one night when i had anal sex. im a top and i was topping at the time when i had sex. i didnt use any lube,or a condem. just saliva when i inserted my penis into him. i dont know if he has hiv/aids...but what are my chances?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mark.2.Use latex condoms and water-based lube each and every time you have sex to not only prevent STDs, but also to prevent these long periods of uncertainty and worry.3.Spend some time on this site and related links learning about safer-sex... Read more »

oral sex and testing question

I recently was fooling around with a guy, just touching and feeling, kissing stuff. he then asked me to perform oral sex. I didn't, but I put his penis in my mouth for a couple of seconds and took it out. There could have been pre cum, but I don't...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...definitive result.You are at low-risk for infection. For more about the risk of transmission during oral sex, read through the archives. RMK Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...have been seen in AIDS vaccine research? Is AIDS Vaccine research going forward? What could an AIDS vaccine do? How long will it take to find an AIDS vaccine that works? How are AIDS vaccines tested? Do vaccine trials do anything... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101 Even if you don't have health insurance, you can get free HIV treatment and if you take care of yourself, you can live a long and healthy life. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...deadly, infections. These are called opportunistic infections (OIs). When someone dies of AIDS, it is usually OIs or other long-term effects of HIV that cause death. AIDS refers to the weakened state of the body's immune system that can no... Read more »