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6 Months Of Testing Still Negative

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6 Month old infant & Mother Test Negative for HIV, Father tested Positive

We are in the process of adopting a baby boy from Taiwan. He was tested at 6month of age for HIV and tested negative. His mother was also tested at the time and she was negative. Father has been in jail and was recently tested. He tested positive....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is extremely unlikely given the baby's and mother's results. Read more »

Slept with a Hiv+,condom broke and tested Negative 6 months later

My partner is HIV+ and im -!! condom while i was on top of her in March!! But was too scared to... Read more »


Dr Bob, i had a dodgy encounter with a South African street prostitute (very stupid)i was drunk-... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For ... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: HIV Counseling and Testing

...but may take up to 10 years. Prompt medical care may delay the onset of AIDS and prevent some life-threatening conditions. A Negative Result This means that no HIV antibodies were found in your blood. However, there is still a possibility of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The normal HIV blood test will come back negative for someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by the immune system to... Read more »
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6 month test negative

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Praise be to God for his mercy and compassion! My 6 month test was negative. Thank you all for all of your thoughts and prayers! It has been a horrible time but the peace given to me by my Lord Jesus Read more »

do you really need a 6 month test?

Posted by stupidgirl, 3 Replies
...i was tested in august and was negative. i test two more times before that with the same results. it is now nine months from possible exposure and i haven't done Read more »

Just tested, strange info from doctor...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi guys. Just a quick question. I had a fairly high risk unprotected encounter a few months ago. I was tested shortly afterwards, and then again at exactly 13 weeks. I had to push my doctor a bit to test again at 3 months, because she Read more »

Testing at 6 Months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...99.9% accurate or only 99% accurate. If the latter is so, should one wait another 3 months to get tested (if the 6 month test is negative), at 9 months? Read more »