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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well, was the HIV: Testing done after the window when you could have the disease but still test as negative? Discuss with your physician.
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
More info needed: What test did you have done? When did you test in relation to the exposure?
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Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
If so concerned: You need to practice safe sex if you are so concerned over contracting hiv. The few moments of pleasure cannot justify years of worries.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: If the HIV result is negative that is good. But two weeks after a possible exposure is too soon for antibody tests to be positive. You did not state y ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
PCR: Polymerase Chain reaction for HIV is the best test for HIV detection at this stage.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Too soon: 2-3 days is too soon to have symptoms, and 5 days is generally too soon to test.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Hard to know: There are no natural products that interact in any negative way with hiv+. That said, the natural product market is by law unregulated and the conten ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nucleic acid test: It is better to get a nucleic acid test. If the result is negative at 6 months after exposure, it would rule out HIV. For good health - Have a diet ri ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible if she has: It is always a possibility to contact HIV with unprotected sex, see your doctor , may need at least 6 months follow up
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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One test is for HIV: detects antibodies, the proteins your body makes to fight infection. It takes up to 12 weeks to turn (+). Another is an antigen test for the protein ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get tested again: Even if you have a syphilis chancre, it's hard to get HIV from saliva. You're probably okay, but if you're very worried, get a pcr assay. The antibody ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is asymptomatic: There is no such thing as HIV symptoms at six months. Any symptoms ( which is a rare event) are transient and not persistent in early HIV. You are n ... Read More
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