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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I don't know if additional blood work testing is going to be beneficial at this point. Any sores/discharge should be cultured. Additionally, intimat ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes: All these tests are within the 90th percentile in accuracy and can be done probably after 72 hours of exposure. Good Luck
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Dr. John Hakim
27 years experience Cardiology
Past : Past exposure to herpes, means the person has herpes. You either have type one or type 2. In the usa about one in 5 people have herpes antibodies. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very reassuring: it very reassuring, but you could check again at 6 months to confirm.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV Infection: Technically speaking PCR is conclusive at the time of infection. The moment HIV enters the human blood stream it explodes. Viral tires go into the m ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
6 months: Get tested at 6 months to be sure
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Very accurate: If performed properly, oraquick has shown consistently verifiable results. You can always check with your doctor for additional testing (such as anti ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
3-7 days: HIV RNA can be detected by available methods like PCR within 3-7 days after exposure. If you suspect exposure it is recommended that you start post e ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It's not too soon: The tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea (vaginal or urethral swab, or urine) are valid any time more than 2-3 das after exposure. Nine days (Feb 8 to 17 ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes in part: The tests that detect actual HIV virus, such a the HIV viral load (pcr), will likely be positive 5 weeks after an exposure that results in transmissio ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV RNA Testing: Yes. 100%.
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A male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very: Very accurate.The prior model involved testing for antibody first and the newer model involves testing for both antibody and antigen (piece of the vir ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Not the best test: The better test 1 month after exposure is either a standard serology (elisa with confirmatory western blot if positive) or a 4th generation antibody/a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: Both igm and igg can be present concurrently. Igm response may appear about a week after exposure and may last a few months. Igg is likely to appear a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes, : But need to follow up tests up to 6 months , consult i d specialist good luck.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
SYPHILIS TESTS: hello ~ The RPR is the definitive test for syphilis. It goes up to 1:32, 1:64, 1:128 etc BUT TREATMENT of primarty syphilis with bicillin LA (benzathi ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Minghsun Liu
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Not necessarily.: Officially - the window period for HIV seroconversion (converting from a negative antibody to positive antibody test) can be up to 3 months. Most sero ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Highly probable: This is almost invariably the case.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Trust it: A nucleic-acid based test simply won't be wrong at this date. An antibody test is so likely to be correct that nobody knows the rate of false negativ ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
To early: Acute HIV presentation after exposure is within the first three months, not after four days. The most common findings include fever and chills, lymph ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Days: Chlamydia is very easy to transmit and very easy to detect with current tests. Within a few days of exposure, the recipient could have a positive tes ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No effect: Duplicate question. See other reply. No effect.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV test: Pretty reliable.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Need additional test: Most people will develop a positive test within 8 weeks following exposure. But... At 30 days the number is significantly less. Need to repeat test ... Read More
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