how often u get hiv test

  • taylorjp

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    Dec 17, 2014 5:07 PM GMT
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    Dec 17, 2014 5:29 PM GMT
    Last time about a year ago.
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    Dec 17, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
    2 weeks ago. i usually go every 3-6 months.
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    Dec 17, 2014 9:16 PM GMT
    Actually, now that I'm on Truvada for PReP, I get tested more often than I did when I wasn't on PReP! Now it's every 3-4 months... Before it was every 6-9 months. Funny thing is, I don't even sleep around much, hardly meet da table guys too... But I think of Truvada like being vaccinated against HIV, so it's worth taking the pill, and worth the extra blood tests. Especially since they're covered by insurance
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    Dec 17, 2014 9:22 PM GMT
    3 months! or depending if i had sex or not with someone i dont trust. mayb earlier.
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    Dec 17, 2014 10:59 PM GMT
    It's been many years.
  • jeep334

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    Dec 18, 2014 12:40 AM GMT
    never. fortunately i've never needed one.
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    Dec 18, 2014 12:47 AM GMT
    Jan 2014
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    Dec 18, 2014 12:54 AM GMT
    I've only had sex about 30 times in 3 years with 5 upper-middle class guys around my age of whom 4 are Asian, always as a top, and always with a condom. So, lol never tested
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    Dec 18, 2014 12:54 AM GMT
    Every six months
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    Dec 18, 2014 1:12 AM GMT
    Annually
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    Dec 18, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
    how often do you guys have sex annually, and with how many guys? Want to know if my assumptions are wrong icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 18, 2014 1:20 AM GMT
    Aqueerius saidhow often do you guys have sex annually, and with how many guys? Want to know if my assumptions are wrong icon_lol.gif


    I only have sex with my bf but I get tested annually because I work in healthcare and I need to make sure that I haven't been exposed to any bloodborne pathogens.
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    Dec 18, 2014 1:21 AM GMT
    Once a year with my annual physical.
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    Dec 18, 2014 1:28 AM GMT
    Aqueerius said
    I've only had sex about 30 times in 3 years with 5 upper-middle class guys around my age of whom 4 are Asian, always as a top, and always with a condom. So, lol never tested

    Good choice. "Upper-Middle Class" guys naturally are free of HIV and any other STDs, by definition, especially Asians. icon_rolleyes.gif

    BTW, I wouldn't suggest anyone here have sex with you if their life depended on it, because it very well might. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 18, 2014 1:54 AM GMT
    My first time getting tested was Jan 2014 and I'll probably just do it anally, oops I meant annually, from now on. I think I'm low-risk because I never have penetrative sex but just to be on the safe side. icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 18, 2014 1:56 AM GMT
    it depends on the resolution of the testing method; most free testing needs at least 3-6months incubation before they can detect anything.
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    Dec 18, 2014 1:59 AM GMT
    polfsky saidMy first time getting tested was Jan 2014 and I'll probably just do it anally, oops I meant annually, from now on. I think I'm low-risk because I never have penetrative sex but just to be on the safe side. icon_neutral.gif

    "I'll probably just do it anally..." icon_eek.gif

    LOL! Sorry, that was funny. We all make typos, that one perhaps even Freudian, which you corrected. But I do commend you getting tested "annually" (and semiannual would be better), and setting a good example for others. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 18, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
    pellaz saidit depends on the resolution of the testing method; most free testing needs at least 3-6 months incubation before they can detect anything.

    Correct, from the date of last sexual contact. It takes that long for the markers to appear, in blood or saliva, that these free tests rely upon. It's not technically incubation, the guy is already infected, but rather the time it takes for detectable agents to appear to which these tests can react.

    Because in the meantime, a guy can be already infected, and more important to YOU, infectious. He can show you the negative results of the HIV test he took this morning, and all it tells you is his status from 3 to 6 months ago. He could still be HIV infectious today.
  • Nakedman1969

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    Dec 18, 2014 3:13 AM GMT
    I have been tested once and that was years agoand I was HIV- but since then I had only oral sex and I need to be tested again.
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    Dec 18, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
    Aqueerius saidI've only had sex about 30 times in 3 years with 5 upper-middle class guys around my age of whom 4 are Asian, always as a top, and always with a condom. So, lol never tested


    Because everyone knows upper-middle class older Asians don't have HIV. Duh!
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Dec 18, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    pellaz saidit depends on the resolution of the testing method; most free testing needs at least 3-6months incubation before they can detect anything.


    I'm fairly certain I heard of a new finger-prick rapid blood test they can do where it looks for a certain product of HIV, like some kind of genetic material or part of a protein shell or whatever, meaning it can be detected even in the acute stage when viral levels are highest. But yes antibody tests can take up to three months to be accurate and in rare cases as long as six months.
  • Buddha

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    Dec 18, 2014 7:37 AM GMT
    hairyandym said2 weeks ago. i usually go every 3-6 months.


    I usually try to keep up the same schedule icon_biggrin.gif right now it's almost getting to 6 months ago though
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    Dec 18, 2014 9:26 AM GMT
    I go every six months
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    Dec 18, 2014 10:25 AM GMT
    6-10 months, last time I tested, I'm negative and I haven't had sex, booty or dick over a year. Lol, gee how can I go on like this? I should become a Monk and stay celibate !! JK icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif