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dontbelieveit
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      #263912 - 06/20/12 12:15 PM

If you are infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period you can test "negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again after two or three months. If you are infected, you can transmit HIV to others during the window period even if you test negative.

About 5% of people take longer than two months to produce antibodies. Testing at 3 and 6 months after possible exposure will detect almost all HIV infections. However, there are no guarantees as to when an individual will produce enough antibodies to be detected by an HIV test. If you have any unexplained symptoms, talk with your health care provider and consider re-testing for HIV.



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      #263913 - 06/20/12 12:20 PM

http://www.thebody.com/content/art6113.html

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      #263918 - 06/20/12 01:21 PM

<b>it usually takes three weeks to two months</b>

<b>about 5% of people take longer than two months</b>

<b>testing at 3 and 6 months after possible exposure with detect almost all HIV infections</b>

What makes you think you're gonna be the 1% of people who won't have tested positive by 6 months. You're at 2 years.. That is 4 6-month window periods passed..

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      #263922 - 06/20/12 02:04 PM

Thats why I always say , " If it makes you feel more secure test at 6 months , 9 months even up to a year . And for those still not satisfy go ahead and test every year , whatever it takes to bring one to conclude that they must not be positive.

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