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30YEAROLDMOTHER2
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10 years
      #229979 - 08/27/07 01:56 PM

Ok - I have another question for someone out there. I was exposed to HIV July28 2006 - I took a 3 month test at the health department and it was hiv - and i took one more at 6 month mark and it was hiv -. but i remember when i was in highschool (so many moons ago LOL) HIV is in you body for ten years - SO my question is do i have to keep testing?

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chrisbadmushroom
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Re: 10 years new
      #229980 - 08/27/07 02:01 PM

no your 3 month test was conclusive the six month was not necessary you are hiv neg woohoo if you want more of a responce you should post in the am i infected

Edited by chrisneedshelp (08/27/07 02:04 PM)

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ravi
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Reged: 11/19/05
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Re: 10 years new
      #231096 - 09/18/07 07:01 AM

Hey,

No, infact you should have stopped testing, having received negative results at 3 months.

Hope this helps. Goodluck

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Robert1
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Reged: 05/29/07
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Re: 10 years new
      #232055 - 10/07/07 01:35 AM

You got it all mixed up. It takes an average of 10 years for most people who are HIV positive to have symptoms. It takes an average of 3 months for most people who were exposed to HIV to test positive. If you want to be absolutely sure you can wait 6 months from exposure. But then that test is definitive.

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Jackie__Blue
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Re: 10 years new
      #232059 - 10/07/07 08:01 AM

[quote]It takes an average of 3 months for most people who were exposed to HIV to test positive. If you want to be absolutely sure you can wait 6 months from exposure. But then that test is definitive. [/quote]

No. That information is obsolete as far as the science of HIV testing goes. Evenutally policy with catch up with science. Over 95% of people that are HIV positive will test so, by 6 weeks. The 3 month period is to catch anyone who might take a bit longer and to cover for the fact most people are not sure of their exact date of exposure.

A 3 month test is definitive.

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nomoreworry4me
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Reged: 12/24/07
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Re: 10 years new
      #235086 - 01/10/08 11:34 AM

good lord if that was case blood banks wont be having any blood.

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MEat33
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Reged: 06/24/09
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Re: 10 years new
      #246275 - 06/24/09 01:48 AM

once you've tested pos...there is no need for further testing...if you tested neg. keep testing for a year to be sure,every 6 months that is..for a year.i was symptomatic at 6 wks of contraction. not all people show symptoms that early though.

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