HIV Early Detection Testing

If you are concerned about a recent possible exposure to HIV, the HIV Early Detection test may be the answer for you. This test, known as the HIV RNA test, can give you results as soon as a week after exposure, and give you the answers you need to move forward with your life.

If you believe you have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours, seek medical treatment immediately at the nearest Emergency Room.

HIV Early Detection Testing Information

How is HIV transmitted?

HIV is transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids. This exchange of bodily fluids can be both sexual activity and the sharing of needles. These fluids include vaginal secretion, semen, and blood.

How accurate is the HIV RNA Test?

The HIV RNA test is 99% accurate when done at least 10 days after possible exposure. It is important to wait the appropriate amount of time before being tested.

How long should I wait to get tested?

You can get tested as early as 10 days after possible exposure. We recommend waiting at least 10 days after exposure for an HIV RNA test.

Is there a treatment for HIV?

While there is no cure, there are now treatments available to manage the infection. It has helped to not only increase life span, but also the quality of life, limiting secondary diseases. With a mix of different medications, people can live long, happy lives after diagnosis. It is still possible to spread HIV, even while undergoing treatment. It is always important to take precautions when engaging in sexual intercourse.

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