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Dr. William Singer
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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I got tested of HIV after 60 days through HIV tridot test nd came negative. My risk exposusre was receiving blowjob from unknown guy.Do i test again?

I got tested of HIV after 60 days through HIV tridot test nd came negative. My risk exposusre was receiving blowjob from unknown guy.Do i test again?

HIV is Hard to Get: Unless you have another exposure the answer is not going to change. I do not understand why you are asking this question more than once. You cannot get HIV from receiving a blow job. ...Read more

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Got tested of HIV with tridot method aftr 60 days it came negative my activity was i received blowjob from unknwn person.Can i rely this 60 days test?

Got tested of HIV with tridot method aftr 60 days it came negative my activity was i received blowjob from unknwn person.Can i rely this 60 days test?

Probably: Your question is unclear; I am guessing you mean the test was done 60 days after your unprotected sexual contact. By 60 days the majority of indivfiduals exposed to hiv1 would have an antibody response and so would test positive if infected. You should consult your personal physician who ordered the test to discuss any small chances of a false negative, and always use protection! ...Read more

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How to get tested for hiv?

HIV testing: Any physician can order this for you. Many communities also have STD testing clinics. ...Read more

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Should I be tested for HIV?

Should I be tested for HIV?

Yes: If you are worried, and have had risk factors for HIV, you should be tested. You can be tested at a public health clinic or with your doctor. You also can get information about how to protect yourself from HIV and other STD's. ...Read more

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Can a baby be tested for hiv?

Can a baby be tested for hiv?

Yes: If under 1 year of age, the best test to perform would be a pcr for hiv. This detects actual viral particles in the baby's system. Antibody testing may give a false positive in young babies due to circulating antibodies passed from the mother to the fetus during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I get tested for HIV?

How can I get tested for HIV?

Any physician: Any physician in office practice can arrange for you to be tested or do the test in the office. ...Read more

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How often should you get tested for HIV?

How often should you get tested for HIV?

HIV testing: If you have never been tested before, you should get tested NOW to establish a baseline. Many cities have free and anonymous HIV testing. After your initial test, you do not need to get tested again unless you have engaged in risky behavior such as needle sharing or unprotected sex. Unprotected anal and vaginal sex are the most risky, especially for the receptive partner. Always practice safe sex! ...Read more

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When after should you get tested for hiv?

When after should you get tested for hiv?

HIV testing: Most people develop HIV antibodies within 2-8 weeks of their infection. The average is 25 days. 97% of people will develop detectable antibodies in the first 3 months. Rarely, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibody. If there's concern about acute hiv, a test that measures HIV RNA viral load can be done. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is about 10 days. Talk with md. ...Read more

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I am so scared of getting tested for hiv?

The best way to: address this fear is to face the fear. Encourage you to get HIV tested. That way you will be out of limbo. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need to be tested for hiv?

If you have: Engaged in high risk behaviors - would get tested. ...Read more

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How to know if I no longer need to be tested for hiv?

HIV testing: If the test is negative and enough time has passed for that test to be valid. ...Read more

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I was tested for HIV and the results are negative, now what?

I was tested for HIV and the results are negative, now what?

Depends on your risk: If you tested negative then repeating the test is based on what potential exposures or risks you have for infection. HIV is transmitted via exchange of body fluids (blood, semen) from penetration intercourse (vaginal or anal) and sharing needles for injection drugs. Rarely, a traumatic exposure to HIV+ blood can occur, but you would know this. If you are concerned, repeat in 6, 12, and 24 wks ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal when waiting to get tested for hiv?

What is a good way to deal when waiting to get tested for hiv?

Be strong: What's the worst that could happen? Having HIV on board is a lifetime of taking medications that may not be altogether pleasant, and will be a social handicap. It's no longer certain death. Something happened that put you at risk, but I am confident that you will remember other aspects of this experience, hopefully as having been wonderful. Think of your strengths. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is 6 weeks long enough to wait to be tested for hiv?

Can you tell me is 6 weeks long enough to wait to be tested for hiv?

HIV testing: Most people will develop antibodies to HIV 6 weeks after exposure. Current (4th generation) HIV tests look for evidence of viral antigen as well as antibody. Please request that you be tested with this particular type of test. ...Read more

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What to do if I got tested for HIV and the results are negative!!!!?

Rejoice! HIV negativ: This is good news to hear. Hopefully going forward you can be proactive about protecting your health and those you love. I trust the HIV testing these days is highly accurate. Hope you have a good doctor too who knows all the ins and outs of HIV care. Take care. ...Read more

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Tested for HIV after 1 month and came out negative. Still showing HIV symptoms--- should I get tested again?

You could, but...: People who tell me they have "symptoms of hiv" rarely have hiv. If your test was a month after your last exposure, you can certainly get retested. But a test at one month is highly sensitive. ...Read more

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A while back I got tested for HIV 3 months, and then 4 and a half months after a random New Year's Eve hook up. It was negative both times. Am I ok?

A while back I got tested for HIV 3 months, and then 4 and a half months after a random New Year's Eve hook up. It was negative both times. Am I ok?

Depends on the test: If it was an antibody test, you are likely to be free of HIV, but it would be prudent to get tested again more than 6 month after the incident. You could get a HIV nucleic acid test, which if negative now would rule out HIV infection. 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

Dr. Lisa Oldson
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Hiv Test (Definition)

There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more