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When Should I Take An Hiv Test
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
I took an at home oraquick HIV test and it was negative. Does that mean I do not have HIV or aids?
Perhaps: Home kits for screening tests for HIV are pretty good but not the most specific or sensitive. If you are very concerned about HIV a better test would be a blood test done by your physician and based on the results of that further confirmatory testing can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Would it be safe if i take an emergency pill after 71 hours after sex? And when should i expect my period to come?
I made a home pregnancy test an
See below: If you had unprotected sex, take plan B. Despite the delay, taking plan B is better than not taking it. If and when you get a period would depend on if you are pregnant or not. Do a pregnancy test 3 weeks after the episode of sex, unless you get a period by then. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. 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 if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are younger than 27 years. ...Read more
I just did pregnancy test and its positive. I donot know when i will get an appointment with doctor. Meanwhile what care should I take?
Healthy: Start your prenatal vitamins today. Avoid anything that may harm your fetus. No sodas/cafenated beverages, tobacco, alcohol, or advil/motrin/aleve/aspirin. No hot tub. No raw foods. Keep your activities to what they were prior to getting pregnant. Seek immediate treatment if you are having any discharge, bleeding, or urinary issues. ...Read more
I took an oraquick HIV test and it was negative. Can i be fairly confident that I do not have aids or hiv?
Not yet: Please repeat in six week and use protection. ...Read more
Should I feel secure without having a blood test that I don't have advanced hiv/aids if I had a negative OraQuick hiv test at home?
I took a oraquick hiv test at 15 weeks it was negative. Is it safe to say everything is OK and I don't need to test again?
Nucleic acid test: Please seek a nucleic acid test for HIV, if that is negative at 12 weeks after exposure you can be sure of being free of HIV. Antibody tests, occasionally take 6-12 months to turn positive. See this site for safer sex guidelines: http://www.aids.org/topics/aids-factsheets/aids-background-information/what-is-aids/safer-sex-guidelines/ ...Read more
If i took a pregnancy test and its positive can i take it as i am pregnant how accurate is it i followed instructions carefully?
A Positive Test: Not sure why you would even waste time asking this question, but if you really cannot understand this a positive test means you are pregnant. That is what a positive result means. It is time to go see the OB for the beginning of your prenatal care. Congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy symptoms am referring too.should i take a pregnancy test or should i wait it out until i get my period?
See if period comes: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
When should I take a pregnancy test 4,6,7 is when I had sex 8 ovulation so I just need to know I know they two weeks or after my miss period?
I was sexually assaulted a couple days ago, how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test to see if I'm pregnant or not?
Get help now!: First of all, I hope you reported the assault to the proper authorities and underwent the physical exam and counseling. Secondly, Plan B was offered and used immediately to prevent conception. If not, please do a pregnancy test 2 to 3 days prior to when your period is expected if no contraception was used. by the way, the physical exam should include STD testing. It's not too late to test/report ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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