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For what length of time do u have to wait to find out if ur HIV + or - after sleeping with someone without protection ?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Depends on test

With HIV qauntitative RNA pcr (ribonucleic acid polymerase chain reaction) testing, which measures the virus directly in the blood, the infection can be detected within 2 weeks.
Testing for antibodies to the virus sometimes may become positive only after 3 months.

In brief: Depends on test

With HIV qauntitative RNA pcr (ribonucleic acid polymerase chain reaction) testing, which measures the virus directly in the blood, the infection can be detected within 2 weeks.
Testing for antibodies to the virus sometimes may become positive only after 3 months.
Dr. Joram Seggev
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Seggev is absolutely correct, but if you think that you have been exposed and it is within 36 hours, prophylactic anti-HIV medication is appropriate. You can also be tested earlier than 2 wks and may show positive within a day or two by RNA-PCR.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: 2 weeks

You should be tested right away, then in 2 weeks and again at 2 months.

In brief: 2 weeks

You should be tested right away, then in 2 weeks and again at 2 months.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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