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How Log Should I Wait After A Potential Hiv Exposure Before Getting Tested
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
If go to get tested for HIV and STDs a few days after having sex, would results be accurate? How long Should I wait to?
Each STD different: Time to accurate testing is different for all STDs. Gonorrhea and chlamydia 3-4 days. HIV usually 4-8 weeks but sometimes 3 months, depending on exactly what test is done. Syphilis 6 weeks. Herpes blood test 3-4 months. Best advice usually is early testing for gonorrhea & chlamydia, and a second visit at 6-8 weeks for syphilis and HIV. Herpes testing is rarely needed after any one exposure. ...Read more
How much time I have to wait to get tested after a possible exposure for the following stds. Syphilis,hepatitis b and c?
6 weeks: It takes 6 weeks for syphilis and hepatitis B blood tests to become positive. Hep C 6-8 weeks. But contrary to popular opinion, it isn't an STD. The frequency of hep C is not elevated in the sex partners of infected persons after other risk factors, like injection drug use, are taken into account. The only proved sexual transmission is in gay men who participate in traumatic anal sex practices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably a few weeks: Per the cdc, most people w/ a new HIV infection will be positive on an antibody test by 25 days after exposure. Research shows that 99.8% of people r positive by 3 months. Standard antibody testing is highly accurate, >99%. Early detection HIV tests pick up HIV a bit sooner. 9 - 11 days 4 RNA testing, 2 - 3 weeks 4 dna testing. Sexualhealth.Com or your doctor can guide you. Repeat test @ 3 months! ...Read more
If i get tested for HIV 8 weeks after exposure and i already had primary infection symptoms 47 days after exposure, is reliable?
Completely reliable: First, primary HIV symptoms always start by10-15 days. Symptoms starting at 47 days are not due to HIV from that exposure. Second, all currently standard HIV blood tests, i.e. newer antibody tests ("3rd generation") or antigen-antibody tests ("4th generation") are conclusive at 8 weeks. Assuming no exposure more recently, you don't have HIV. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had sex with a suspected victim of hiv/aids 2days ago how long should I stay before going for checkup (hiv test) so as to have an acurrate result?
GO TODAY: There is no ifs ands or buts. You need to get to a expert in this field by the end of today. You have 72 hours after exposure to get on prophylaxis medications to prevent infection. You do not wait. You do not go to work. You get to a specialist to get started on pep (post exposure prophylaxis. You can prevent infection if you act early! ...Read more
Don't wait: You can get examined and get base line tests immediately. You will then need follow up tests to see what if anything has changed. Not every std shows up right away on testing. Knowing which std you are looking for can help, but most people want to be tested for "everything". Repeat follow up testing is necessary. Start now. ...Read more
Immediate : Your should check immediate test to see your current status prior to this potential source. After that your should check 6 weeks , 3 months and occasionally 6 months to see any seroconversion. It is better to see infectious disease physician to better understand this seroconversion , and your chance to get this infection. ...Read more
Is 5 days enough time to check your HIV status from possible exposure?.Because i started getting possible symptoms 2-3days later
Too soon: 2-3 days is too soon to have symptoms, and 5 days is generally too soon to test. ...Read more
How long should you wait for a IgG herpes test? If i've already had symptoms will it show up? It's been about 11 weeks since possible exposure.
How come you have to get tested for a full year after occupational exposure to a needle when generally the HIV test is considered fine after 6 months?
I agree: Much of the expense, dysfunction and inconvenience of health care, for physicians and patients, are due to medicolegal concerns even when probabilities are basically zero. I'm sorry you have to go through this. ...Read more
Depends!: Most significantly passed would be herpes, either 1 or 2 in terms of frequency. Hep b and c, as well as HIV can be transmitted. I would test you three months afterwards. If you develop herpetic lesions, they should be serotyped and treated immediately. All viral disorders mentioned are lifelong gifts. Know your partner. Avoid unprotected sex! ...Read more
Hepatitis vaccine: No wait is needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long after a possible HIV exposure should I do at home testing. (I want the results to be reliable.)?
Not the best test: The home self test for HIV takes up to 3 months to give reliable results, the longest of all HIV tests. It is never the best test to check for infection after a particular exposure. Better to go to a doctor or clinic and have an HIV antigen/antibody test ("4th generation" or "duo" test), which is reliable after only 4 weeks. You also need testing for STDs, for which you are at much higher risk. ...Read more
It depends....: If you have a simple cold, even with a low grade fever, you may receive a flu vaccine. If your fever is above 101, i would wait until you feel better before receiving the vaccine. Keep in mind however, that the sooner you become immunized, the sooner you will be protected! if york are less than 50 years old and do not have active asthma, you may want to consider the nasal flu vaccine, flumist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 the result is negative it would not rule out HIV infection. The fastest and most specific way to diagnose would be to get a HIV nucleic acid test after 3 months, if the antibody test is negative at that time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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