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Had unprotected sex. How long to wait for HIV test? How much do they cost ?

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Hi there,
I did have protected sex with someone who i know very little of. I want to be sure that i am safe and free of AIDS.
1. How loong do i wait to get the HIV test done (from the time of the sex) ?
2. How much do these test cost ?
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in HIV and AIDS
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 4 hours later

Good to hear that you had protected sex which is a practice of safe sex.

1. You need to wait a minimum of 21 days from the day of sexual intercourse to get yourself tested for HIV. You can get a DNA P24 antigen test done.

2. The test should not cost you more than a thousand rupees.

Hope this helps.

Continue to always practice safe sex.

My best wishes to you.

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