Doctors Lounge - Infections Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Infections Answers List

Forum Name: AIDS

Question: when can i test

 ouch66 - Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:14 pm

since its been a month can i be tested and be accurate now? im really really really scared i don't know why i did something so dumb. i know the person and he was tested before but im not sure when that was or anything and now im extremely scared... i just want to be tested and know......
 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:43 am

User avatar Hi ouch66,
Generally speaking, most people infected with HIV will have developed enough antibodies to be detected four weeks after exposure. If this test would come back negative, it is recommended that a re-test be done 3 months after exposure.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us