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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Too early: test three months after exposure.

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The oral test is as reliable at the blood test. At 9 weeks, your chances of turning positive with your negative tests is very very small. However, m ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Timing of test: The tests are reliable but it takes variable amount of time for different people to make antibodies to the virus. Do repeat the test up to six months ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Mantz
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: Just like the test information states, need to test 3 months after exposure to be sure. These negative tests would indicate that did not already have ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Piccione
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Hiv: Transmission under those circumstances are low but you should be more careful! Protect yourself from this deadly, incurable disease. Get tested again ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely yes: While there has been documented cases of seroconversion up to 15 months after exposure......My experience tells me you should be out of the woods.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Which test?: If the test is positive, it is accurate, a negative test this early does not exclude hiv. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resourc ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV testing: No. Twelve weeks is the minimum.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Very: Very accurate.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV test: Pretty reliable.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Too soon to test: You could have taken prophylactic treatment within a day or so of the exposure. However, testing one week after exposure will not be meaningful. if th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
34 years experience Critical Care
HIV Testing: The newer tests for HIV are very accurate. Your pmd or infectious disease physician can repeat the test if you are still concerned after talking to t ... Read More
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