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3 Month Negative Turning Positive At 6 Months

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Possibility of Negative at 3 months turning positive later ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
What is the chance of negative hiv test (4th gen cmia) at 3 months into positive later ? High risk heterosexual exposure experiencing ARS like symptom presently .... Sore throat, fatigue, rash, swollen lymph on the neck. I am so confused as many... Read more »

chances of a 6 week negative turning positive duo

Posted by anxious66, 4 Replies
Has anyone actually seroconverted after a 6-8 week negative? Or has anyone heard of this happening? i can't trust in my negative 6 week 4th gen duo test result as being conclusive because i still have a few symptoms such as an irritated throat and... Read more »

chances of 12 weeks negative turning into positive

Posted by kitten1970, 4 Replies
Hi,
I engaged in a risky exposure and have had followng tests:
DNA/PCR negative at 4 weeks
Antiboy negative at 4 weeks
DNA/PCR negative at 8 weeks
Antibody negative at 8 weeks
Antibody negative at 12 weeks
It has been around 4 1/2 months since exposure... Read more »

Chances of 40 day negative test turning positive

Posted by Athlete23, 1 Reply
Hi , I took an HIV test after 40 days of exposure I tested negative which I believe is 3rd generation ELISA from Quest Diagnostics. Now I did have protected sex vaginal and anal but when I was having vaginal sex I became soft and had some precum in... Read more »

Negative at 6 weeks, anyone know cases of turning positive later?

Posted by regret2max, 1 Reply
Hi,

Does anybody know if theres cases of someone had tested negative at 6 week and later turned positive using 4th generation test?

Thanks.
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Hi I am negative and my partner found out he was positive whilst I was three months pregnant

. Since then I have survived three test all being negative and gave birth to a healthy little girl. This has been great our little miracle baby. See we both probably would have dealt differently with the news by turning to active drug addiction...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Your partner has some problem with being intimate. I'm not sure what he wants you to wait for. In order to be intimate with you, talk to you, or hold you, he does not need to be treated or perfectly healthy. All that is required is a desire to... Read more »

How accurate is 6 months window period and assurance that the result with out sex after six month exposure is truly NEGATIVE?

Hi Doctors,Good day to all!I'm really glad i found this site. I am sleepless now at the moment while i'm writing this i got so confused and worried. My friend attended at HIV Seminar today. She learned in the seminar and told me that after...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe testing guidelines for HIV are now to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results are conclusive. With the sensitivity of... 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. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?... Read more »

Is it possible to get hiv positive even though test was negative after 6 months

i had unprotected oral sex on sept2011. After three week, i went to a private clinic for Hiv DNA test. That test was negative. During windows periods, i took rapid test more 12 times. All of them were negative. I also had rapid test after 3 months,...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No you can rest assured that at 6 months if you have an HIV negative test you can be sure you are indeed negative. If your symptoms persist I would recommend you see a provider to have them evaluated though I feel confident they do not... Read more »
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