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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Best HIV Testing: If there is a high risk exposure the newer HIV dna or RNA viral testing can pick up the infection by 21 days. Remember if you do have a high risk e ... Read More
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Dr. Amy Deeken
20 years experience Pathology
3-6 months: Standard HIV screening tests actually test for the presence of antibodies that the body makes to fight the HIV virus. The period of time for the body ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV Testing: If you have access to the HIV RNA viral testing then by day 14 to 21 you will be able to determine if you have the HIV virus.
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Dr. Aleks Radovic
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6 months is: probably a good time to stop testing post exposure. I would recheck again in 1-2 months and if that is negative, I wouldn't worry anymore.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV testing: These antibody tests can take twelve weeks or more to be valid. If you are worried about an exposure the HIV rnaa test can b valid at 21days dater ex ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
HIV nucleic acid: A negative result at 16 weeks does not rule out HIV infection. Please discuss getting HIV nucleic acid test, with your doctor.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV Viral testing: Fourteen to twenty-one days.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
15 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
1-2 weeks: The HIV RNA should be positive within a couple if weeks of infection if not sooner.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Window 4 weeks: Yes you can move on. The 4th generation HIV tests include HIV2 as well as HIV1, and the results are conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below : Hi there, have you been to your doctor since the contact occurred ? Please see your doctor.
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