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A 24-year-old male asked:

Whats the name of the hiv test that can detect the virus straight after an exposure?i'm in lebanon and i'm going to the aubmc hospital to get the test

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Dr. Vijay Karia
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
HIV testing: With a partner of unknown status, HIV testing should be done at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after exposure. It takes time to develop the antibodies to show up with the average of around 25 days. If there is exposure to a known HIV positive person, then you need an urgent visit to a physician to start post exposure prophylaxis (pep) medications right away.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014


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