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If I Have Hiv Can I Be Tested And Still Not See It
Window period: If a person has been recently infected and has not had time to make antibodies to the virus, one may test negative by the usual screening tests that look for antibodies to the virus. If you believe that you have been exposed to HIV and test negative, it would be advisable to get tested again after about six weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
Yes. Let me explain.: It's very unlikely that you are HIV positive. You should be "worried" but in a good way. You're almost a grown man now. You gave and received love and I hope this is something you'll always treasure even if it wasn't perfect. Let the fear that this encounter generated lead you to be a more thoughtful, discerning, and careful lover. Do right by yourself and the people who will be special. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard HIV can live in people for years unnoticed. If I get tested 6 months after sex, would it still be unnoticed or do I have to wait years later?
HIV test: HIV window period (time between catching the virus & still being negative) can be from 9 days up to 6 months, depending on the test being used. If there is high-risk exposure, ask your doctor about PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis). I recommend talking to your doctor for the testing. ...Read more
Tested for HIV after 1 month and came out negative. Still showing HIV symptoms--- should I get tested again?
After 8 months and tested negative in hiv-1 test is there a possibility that i'm still risk of having hiv?
Can someone that tested negative on a HIV test still pass it to their partner?
If later they test positive...
No protection? Yes!: The viability of the virus may be less established if the partner's infection was too new to show, but less is not none. You certainly should also be tested by a reputable clinic and avoid unprotected sex in almost any situation. Hiv & other stds are very serious! i imagine you drive, so i'll make this road safety comparison: use turn signals by habit, don't decide if it's necessary - it is! ...Read more
I have tested thrice for HIV and all the three times it was negative, do I still have a chance of getting infected?
All are susceptible: We all have risk of getting infected with HIV if we get exposed to the virus. Having three negative tests does not state anything about your susceptibility to infection with hiv. Avoid high risk activities. Please consult this site to learn about transmission of hiv. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html. ...Read more
I had given oral to Girl about 3 years ago and never got tested In till now. my results came back non reactive should i still worry about catching hiv?
Haven't had sex since May, but got tested June, July at (MEPS) for the army, & also this month for HIV, should I be worried still?
Depends: It depends on how dangerous your behavior was before May. If the test was for HIV nucleic acid, you need not worry at all. If it was antibody test, it would be prudent to repeat it December - January. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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