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Virgo
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The GOOD OLD THREE MONTH RULE!!!!!
      #194573 - 06/05/06 10:42 AM

To all WW, please read thorugh this. It comes from the CDC website. Someday they will update ALL of their website.

Here's a recommendation that comes directly from the training manuals used by the CDC.

"All testing follows the same basic steps:

1. Sample is obtained. Most often, a blood sample is taken from a person's fingertip or arm.

2. Sample is processed. This can be done on site—for example, at the ANC clinic or in labour and delivery for rapid tests—or in a laboratory.

3. Healthcare worker obtains results.

4. Healthcare worker provides results to the patient during post-test counselling.

In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected
with HIV.

A negative result usually means that the person is not infected with HIV. In rare instances, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window period". This is the period of time between the onset of infection with HIV and the appearance of detectable antibodies to the virus. The window period lasts for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results. "

http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/gap/pmtct/Trainer%20Manual/Adobe/Module_6TM.pdf

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Re: The GOOD OLD THREE MONTH RULE!!!!! new
      #194609 - 06/05/06 03:40 PM

I heard the CDC will lower the window to 8 weeks

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sunkyst
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Re: The GOOD OLD THREE MONTH RULE!!!!! new
      #194615 - 06/05/06 04:26 PM

Really, that would be cool. It would help to lessen people's anxiety alot I think.

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Re: The GOOD OLD THREE MONTH RULE!!!!! new
      #194638 - 06/05/06 05:59 PM

Where did u get this information? can U qoute a source or is it bull??

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Re: The GOOD OLD THREE MONTH RULE!!!!! new
      #194641 - 06/05/06 06:23 PM

Dude copy the link!! It brings u right to the CDC handbook on testing!! Check it out!!

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