|continue testing again.
Aug 13, 2009
why do you tell some people to test after six months. here is the paragragh you wrote. I would continue to refrain from breastfeeding and have a follow-up HIV antibody test for yourself at 3 months and 6 months after the exposure. If that is negative, then there is no need for further testing and no need to do another PCR unless you develop symptoms (such as fever, rash, swollen glands thanks
| Response from Dr. McGowan
Sorry for any confusion. Based on CDC and New York State AIDS Institute (I practice in NY) guidelines for Post-exposure prophylaxis after sexual (non-occupational) exposures, HIV testing should be done at 4-6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months after exposure.
I hope that helps.
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