Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

HIV test after a 2 week wait

Announcements Posted on
Would YOU be put off a uni with a high crime rate? First 50 to have their say get a £5 Amazon voucher! 27-10-2016
    • Thread Starter

    I went to the GUM clinic and got tested for chlamydia, HIV and syphilis, however I only lost my virginity two weeks ago. The nurse was still insisting that I take the test.
    I know that the chlamydia test is a two week wait but I though the HIV is a 12 week wait.

    Also I am 99%+ sure I don't have anything as I used protection. I just want to be 100%.
    Anyway will the HIV test result be reliable as it has only been 2 weeks?

    No, it won't be for the sex you've just had. Unless you're having one that looks directly for the virus - and you won't, as it's too expensive to use unless necessary - then the waiting period for modern blood tests is four weeks. (Twelve was for an older one.)
Write a reply…


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 6, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Would you rather be able to

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.