Patient discussion about sexual intercourse

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Q. what tests do i need to do to check that i don't have HIV? and how long does it take to get an answer?

i had unprotected sex with this girl i met , and i am really afraid , things just happened really quickly and we had sex and i did not use condom , what should i do ?
A1If you think that you have HIV or you just want to be sure, you should go to your nearest clinic and get tested. They will know what tests you would need to take. Some clinics even do this kind of testing for free. Here is a website on different testings a nd prices: http://www.requestatest.com/STDtesting.aspx?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=std-testing&utm_campaign=std_g01 You should always use precaution when having intercourse. You can never be to safe. Hope this helps.
A2there are couple of tests you can do- the expensive one (i think it cost 80$, but i'm not so sure) it checks out the viral load in you body (in PCR if i'm not mistaken), and it can be preformed after a week. the less expensive is only 3 months after the infection- an antibody check.

but you should know- if you have a reasonable suspicion that the girl had HIV- there are treatments you can get right after the infection that can prevent the infection.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-exposure_prophylaxis

if you suspect she had HIV- don't even waste a minute- go right to the nearest hospital.
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