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how long after sex for an accurate test?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 6, 2007
  • 08:37 PM

How long after unprotected sex do I have to wait to get an accurate HIV test? When is the soonest I can get tested and feel safe?

Yes I did something stupid and trusted a guy I had not known long and did not use protection. I am sooooooo worried cause now I got the flu (2 weeks after) and after sex with him the 1st time my glands under my arms were swollen (like a few days to a week after). I just want to cry not die for being so stupid!

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  • that all depends on what test is being done if its a blood test or a cheek swab some blood tests can show a positive reading 2 months after when some need 6 months and cheek swabs are less accurate the tests dont ditect HIV virus at all it checks for antibodies im glad you have some consern and dont have sex untill you find out the results
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  • don't inject yourself with bleach, god only knows what that would do to you, you could die. usually they say about six months to be sure after possibly contact with the Virus.
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  • DO NOT inject yourself with bleach under any conditions. That can be fatal and is only a theory at best. Bleach can kill HIV but in order to rid it from the blood you would need to consume a toxic amount which would kill you.You might not have gotten HIV, you might have had mononucleosis. How long did the fever and swollen glands last? Did you experience any weight loss? If you did get HIV, don't panic: there is a lot of new medication that can hold off AIDS for many, many years. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, it may be possible to hold off AIDS without medication (usually the HAART is only started when T4 levels drop to a certain point). Some people actually get HIV and never even develop AIDS even without medication. The key is keeping your immune system strong with exercise and diet and keeping stress to a minimum.Most importantly, don't kick yourself over what happened. It's done and cannot be changed so you just need to move forward.
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  • How long after unprotected sex do I have to wait to get an accurate HIV test? When is the soonest I can get tested and feel safe? Yes I did something stupid and trusted a guy I had not known long and did not use protection. I am sooooooo worried cause now I got the flu (2 weeks after) and after sex with him the 1st time my glands under my arms were swollen (like a few days to a week after). I just want to cry not die for being so stupid!You should get checked right away and then again after six months.
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