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3 Month Hiv Test Or 6 Months

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Is it 3 months or 4 months for HIV testing if you take PEP?

Doctor, I am taking PEP. I read that I have to wait for 3 months after the last day of PEP and not 3 months from the date of incident, to have reliable HIV tests. Could you please advise which one is it - 3 months from the date of incident or 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The published guidelines for post-PEP HIV-antibody testing recommend follow-up HIV-antibody tests at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure (not the last day of PEP).Dr. Bob... Read more »

HIV Testing (3 MONTHS VS, 6 MONTHS TESTING )

Hello to my favorite doctor in the world,I have a question about HIV testing. In a couple recent... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... Read more »
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"New" test or "Old" test/ (3 months or 6 months)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found the following online-

QUESTION- It is just overwhelming when you have to wait 6 months [for conclusive HIV results]. Different Internet sites say different things about the window period. thebody.com states 3 months is a conclusive point,... Read more »

3 months vs. 6 months testing...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had sex with KNOWN HIV+, is this mean that your window period is now automatically 6 months? Why less if you don't know the status? Doesn't this sound confusing? Read more »

Which test will be more reliable ? Is the window period 3 months ( 84 days) or 6 months ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
Which test is the most reliable test ? And what is the window period - 3 months or 6 months ? Does symptoms - fatigue,rash diarrhea goes on for a long time ? Read more »

4 month neg shpuld i wait for 6 month test

Posted by jamesmore32, 1 Reply
Hey Yall been going through a lot of anxiety about My test results I tested negative multiple time via oraquick otc from 8 weeks all the way to 4 months is it possible I am hiv positive and oraquick just isn't picking it up? Read more »