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You confuse EVERYONE?!?!?

Oct 27, 2012

Shannon, what you do here is wonderful. However, it seems no matter what question is asked you "copy and paste" the same response. "Test at 3 weeks and again at 3 months, if these are both negative so are you." However, every once in a while you come out with the "97% of people will show positive by 3 months, so retest at 6". It seems as though you don't even really read the questions that are being asked. It always one of those 2 answers. So which do you believe, 3 months or 6 months? I tested negative at 13 weeks, do you suggest another at 6 months or am I conclusive?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Not trying to confuse! I want to be consistent with my answer and that's why I use the same answer regarding testing. Over the years the testing has become more sensitive and this answer: The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing starts over again. Is the most recent and most reliable.

I hope this helps clarify.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

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