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5 Month Negative Antibody Test

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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 came back HIV-. Therefore, can I put this nightmare behind me.Patrick...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
In 99% of cases the answer is yes. There are a few unusual circumstances which seem to delay the appearance of HIV antibody - but these are so rare that current CDC guidelines (ie public health standards of care) suggest that testing 6 months post... Read more »

What do HCV antibody test results mean with HIV negative @ 9 months

Had an antibody HCV test done at 7 months, it came back with a <0.1 0.0 - 0.8 s/c. After this I... Read more »

negative after 7.5 months on antibody and multiple rna but cd8 suppressor is out of range

can i trust the results of my hiv tests after 7.5 months including several rna and dna pcr tests... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

Several years ago, the only type of antibody test available was a blood test done through your doctor's office. Today, as technology has improved, there are now different types of antibody tests available. Antibody tests can now be done on blood,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

First In-Home, Rapid HIV Antibody Test Approved for Use in U.S.

On July 3, 2011, FDA approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). The OraQuick In-Home HIV... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

My name is Dr. Joanne Stekler. I'm an acting assistant professor at the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
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Pregnancy after negative 3 month test?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a risky encounter a while back (cunnilingus, and brief rubbing unprotected penis against wet vulva, and brief unprotected vaginal sex before putting on condom - with an Asian sex worker of unknown HIV status - in Asia). After testing negative... Read more »

Convinced Infected but test negative almost 6 months

Posted by hope2012, 5 Replies
I had a high sex exposure this year, following that I started to have almost all severe ARS related symptoms: lesion on foreskin, night sweats, chills, itchy on scalps/over body, rashes, white tongue, hand numbness/arm stinging, weight loss, gum... Read more »

3 negative tests before the 3 month mark

Posted by jellis, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

So already posted once about my situation. I had sex with a prostitute. We had sex 3 different times and I used a different condom each different time. To my knowledge none of them came off, but the condoms were a little too big for... Read more »

5 Months Negative Test

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I tested negative today on my 5-month test. (Exactly 149 days after exposure). I don't think I'm going to test any more.

The posts on this board have taken quite a negative turn lately. I, for one, miss the posts of those like Jedi Master, Mark... Read more »