|The extremely rare cases???
Jul 20, 2002
Dear Dr. Cohen,
In this site, From Dr.Dezube saying, "Basically, if you test negative at 6 months, then you are HIV-negative. The only way for you to become positive, as far as I know, is to be exposed to the HIV virus once again. So relax, and continue to practice safe sex."
But CDC said "It would be extremely rare to take longer than 6 month" I feel that there are some cases to take longer than 6 months.
A Korean Doctor said that one case from Africa to take 2 years from a AIDS magazine and he was not sure maybe if someone to take over 2 years later.
Do you mean 100 is at 6 months? But CDC and the other expert said 99.9 is at 6 months. (including technical or human errors) But Dr.Dezube saying it is impossible to take over 6 months. I am soooooooo confused. I want to get the clear answer from these.
Thanks PS) hopefully expecting your quick answer.
| Response from Dr. Cohen
This forum is on simplifying treatment so isn't for these issues.
As for your question - very rare things may happen very rarely. Although there can be alternative explanations like new exposures to account for some of the apparently delayed seroconversion of some.
I am not sure we can get more definite that 99.9999 and 100% in this field... so do what you can with this reality and adjust accordingly. OK?
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