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Unprotected vaginal sex about 7 weeks ago, concerned about HIV exposure. What tests will give reliable results this soon?

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Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. A. Jay Staub
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Nothing, really....

An HIV blood test can be done now, but it may take months to turn positive after an exposure.
If it is negative now, repeat it in about six months. Meanwhile, this is a good reason not to have unprotected sex. Always use condoms to protect yourself from std's.

In brief: Nothing, really....

An HIV blood test can be done now, but it may take months to turn positive after an exposure.
If it is negative now, repeat it in about six months. Meanwhile, this is a good reason not to have unprotected sex. Always use condoms to protect yourself from std's.
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