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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 when my cd8 suppressor cells are out of range ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i was tested after a low risk exposure 5 times with antibody tests last one beeing 4 1/2 months all negative. My question is should i test again at 6 months? Thank you Read more »