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3 Months Vs 6 Months Antibody Testing

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3 Months Antibody test

HelloWhen on holyday in prague I had unprotected sex with a brothel prosyotut i tested afther 20 days negative then at 97 days am I HIV free, or fo I have to test again at 6 months.Thanks...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiThe guidelines are to be tested initially at 3 weeks post exposure than again at 3 months, if this is negative than so are you! From what you have told me and if there have been no other possible exposures during this time you are HIV free.Be well... Read more »

Dr. Little, is 7 months antibody negative enough testing?

Dr. Little. Hello. I ahve serial hiv antibody tested for the past seven months. All the results... Read more »

Is 3 and 6 Month (Elisa ) Antibody Testing All I Can Do?

I gave unprotected oral sex involving ejaculation to a man with unknown risk factors. It happened 2... 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 »

Window period 6 weeks or 3 months or 6 months or more

Posted by Timmy, 2 Replies
Negative antibody cmia test at 94,95 and 108 days. Undetectable hiv RNA test at 108 days. Exposure end march and still having sore throat, candidiasis on the penis, muscle pain , exhaustion and pain in the eye ball after all the symptoms from 2nd... Read more »