How Soon Can I Get Tested for STDs After Unprotected Sex for HIV (HIV Antibody Test Method)?

How Long Should I Wait?
1-3 Months
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Why That Time-Frame?

The average incubation period for HIV (Antibody) is 25 days to 2 months. If you get tested before this time has elapsed, it is recommended that you test again to confirm your results once the incubation period has passed.

If I Test Positive,
Do I Need to Get Retested After Treatment?

It is advised to retest to confirm your result. Seek treatment immediately if you test positive for HIV.

The Right Time to Test for STDs

The timing for when to get STD tested varies depending on the sexually transmitted disease because the incubation time in everyone’s system varies.

How Soon Can I Get Tested for STDs After Unprotected Sex for Syphilis?

How Long Should I Wait?
3-6 Weeks
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Why That Time-Frame?

The average incubation period for Syphilis is 3 to 6 weeks. If you get tested before this time has elapsed, it is recommended that you test again to confirm your results once the incubation period has passed.

If I Test Positive,
Do I Need to Get Retested After Treatment?

Get tested again 2 weeks after treatment to ensure that you are clear of the Treponema pallidum bacteria.

The Right Time to Test for STDs

The timing for when to get STD tested varies depending on the sexually transmitted disease because the incubation time in everyone’s system varies.

How Soon Can I Get Tested for STDs After Unprotected Sex for Herpes?

Genital Herpes

How Long Should I Wait?
4-6 Weeks
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Why That Time-Frame?

The average incubation period for Genital Herpes is 4 to 6 weeks. If you get tested before this time has elapsed, it is recommended that you test again to confirm your results once the incubation period has passed.

If I Test Positive,
Do I Need to Get Retested After Treatment?

No, HSV-2 remains in your system for life. If you test negative, retest after 3 months to confirm the initial result.

The Right Time to Test for STDs

The timing for when to get STD tested varies depending on the sexually transmitted disease because the incubation time in everyone’s system varies.

 

Ph Balance

Based on the research of Dr. Enderlein, human bodies can only be healed of any chronic diseases when our blood is at a normal, slightly alkaline pH.

So what exactly does pH mean? pH is the short form for potential hydrogen. The pH of any solution is the measure of its hydrogen-ion concentration. The higher the pH reading, the more alkaline and oxygen rich the fluid is. The lower the pH reading, the more acidic and oxygen deprived the fluid is. The pH ranges from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being neutral. Indicator above 7.0 is alkaline and below 7.0 is considered acidic.

The most ideal pH balance is 7.4, which means that it is slightly more alkaline than acid. Only when the pH level is in a balance state that our bodies can then effectively absorb vitamins, minerals and food supplements. Therefore, our body pH’s determines everything.

An acid pH body will be more prone to illness. In an acidic environment, red blood cells cannot repel and stick together like a stack of coins, forming what is called rouleau formation. This formation limits the amount of oxygen carrying capacity because red blood cells sandwiched between the two ends are compressed against each other and therefore unable to carry oxygen. Reduced oxygen leads fatigue, lack of energy, and weakness, just to mention a few symptoms. Furthermore, cancer cells strives in an oxygen deprived environment (anaerobic) much better than in an oxygen rich environment.

The importance of maintaining optimum pH is therefore a critical factor in balancing proper internal terrain to deter cancer, infection, and a host of inflammatory disease. The majority of these conditions worsen in an acidic environment. They do not do well in an acidic environment.

What then happens when the body is too acidic? An acidic balance will:

  1. Decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients
  2. Decrease energy production in the cells
  3. Decrease the body’s ability to repair damaged cells
  4. Decrease the body’s ability to detoxify heavy metals
  5. Enable tumor cells to thrive
  6. Make the body more susceptible to fatigue and illness

Some people who have high acidity levels tend to exhibit these symptoms such as: anxiety, diarrhea, dilated pupils, extroverted behavior, fatigue in early morning, headaches, hyperactivity, hyper sexuality, insomnia, nervousness, rapid heartbeat, restless legs, shortness of breath, strong appetite, high blood pressure, warm dry hands and feet.

Most of the time, the body becomes acidic due to a diet rich in acids, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. When this happens, the body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals such as calcium. As a result, calcium is removed from the bones, causing osteoporosis.

Acidosis, which is an extended time in the acid pH state, can result in rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and most cancers.

Two main factors leading to cancer are an acidic pH and a lack of oxygen. As such, are we able to manipulate these two factors so as to prevent and control cancer?

Everyone knows that cancer needs an acidic and low oxygen environment to survive and flourish. Research has proven that terminal cancer patients have an acidity level of 1,000 times more than normal healthy people. The vast majority of terminal cancer patients have a very acidic pH. Why is this so?

The reason is simple. Without oxygen, glucose undergoing fermentation becomes lactic acid. This causes the pH of the cell to drop to 7.0. In more advance cancer cases, the pH level falls further to 6.5. Sometimes, the level can even fall to 6.0 and 5.7 or lower. The basic truth is that our bodies simply cannot fight diseases if our pH is not properly balanced.

The normal human cell is slightly alkaline and has an abundance of molecular oxygen. The cancer cell is acidic and cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment. As such, we can conclude that pH balance is very important to one’s health, especially for the cancer patient.

The pH indicators are an exponent number of 10. A small difference in pH will translate to a big difference in the number of oxygen or OH-ions. A difference of 1 in a pH value means ten times the difference in the number of OH-ions. A difference of 2 means one hundred times the difference in the number of OH-ions. In other words, a blood with a pH value of 7.45 contains 64.9% more oxygen than blood with a pH value of 7.30.

HIV-1 and HIV-2

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HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two main types of HIV.

HIV-1 is the most common widespread type of virus worldwide while HIV-2, a less prevalent or in other words less infectious and less pathogenic (disease-causing) type as they progresses more slowly, is found principally in western Africa, Mozambique and Angola and rarely found elsewhere.

There are 2 major types of the human immunodeficiency virus namely HIV-1, which was discovered FIRST, is the most widespread type worldwide.

HIV-2 is more than 55% genetically different from HIV-1. Due to this genetic difference, HIV-1 and HIV-2 antigens are distinct enough that if a test is developed only to detect HIV-1, it will not reliably detect HIV-2.

However, tests which are sensitive to both types of virus have been developed. All the third-generation, fourth-generation and rapid tests which are listed in the following sections are sensitive to HIV-2 antibodies.

HIV-2 is most common in western Africa and is becoming more common in India, although numbers there are still relatively small. Small numbers of cases have also been seen in Portugal, France, other European countries including the UK and the Americas, largely in individuals of west African origin or their sexual partners.

Should a laboratory not usually use a test which is sensitive to HIV-2, but the person testing has lived in a country where HIV-2 is common (or has a sexual partner from one of those countries), it is important to use a different test for this person. Moreover, if a person has clinical signs of HIV infection (e.g. recurrent opportunistic infections) but does not test positive to a test which is sensitive only to HIV-1, then testing specifically for HIV-2 would be appropriate.

Each major type of virus can be further broken down into groups, which themselves can be subdivided into clades or subtypes. HIV-1 comprises groups M (main), O (outlier), and N (non-M or O). Screening tests in developed countries were originally developed to identify the most common HIV subtype in those regions – group M, clade B. In addition, third- and fourth-generation ELISA antibody tests are reliably able to detect group O virus, and the full range of group M subtypes.