HIV Testing

HIV Testing 101

Taking an HIV test is the only reliable way to know whether you have HIV. Here's what you need to know about HIV tests.

By Roger Pebody

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HIV Fears Two Years After Unprotected Receptive Anal Sex: What If HIV Tests Were Wrong?

Two years ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone whose HIV status I don't know. I was tested at three weeks (with a fourth-generation test), and it was negative.

By Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.

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Hello I recently did a test on hepatitis b and it was positive and I tested hiv on the same day and that was Equivocal is there a possibility of me being hiv negative or positive

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

HIV Rapid Testing & Treatment Must Be a Priority at Fulton County Jail

Georgia HIV activist Shyronn Jones decries a recent statement from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office that it had stopped rapid HIV testing for inmates because the practice was "antiquated."

By Shyronn Jones

To test negative takes how long when on medication

How long does it take to test negative when on acriptega

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Why Can't Semen Be Tested for HIV?

It is understood that HIV can only be detected by blood samples. Am I right or wrong? Why can't semen be tested for traces of HIV?

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

In Mexico, confused by results

Hi Dr Mark, I had unprotected anal sex, I was passive, with a prostitute 5 months ago. I got a rapid test 10 days later and it was negative. I just started a new relationship and we both got tested. My new girlfriend had a lot of tests done for us bo...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

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Sir if VDrl - reactive Hbs ag - nagctive HIv aids - reactive 1 Anti hiv non reactive Which stage?? Is any cure??

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

HIV results with EBV

I was diagnosed with what was an old infection of EBV in my blood stream in September 2018. I started having lower abdominal discomfort, flatulence and mucus discharge. I self diagnosed myself with a possible gut infection. I have since seen a docto...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Freaking out after HIV negative tests

Please help me with some questions I had a bout testing. So I was talking to this guy for months and we decided to finally engage in sexual activity. Well that night (oct 13) I performed oral and unfortunately very brief unprotected anal sex. The ana...

By Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.

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I was putting implanon and the effects of it was bleeding non stop, loosing weight and the heart beat wasn't normal and i tested hiv positive than started eat arvs. Then I decided to take the implanon out and if recheck my status came out that I'm ne...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.