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HIV Antibody Testing 3 Months Vs 6 Months

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24 HIV test alll negative

DR BOB,Having taken 24 HIV over a 12 month period your assistance is needed. I experinced hot sweats, wieght lost and a white tongue after having a condom break during sex.I have taken 24 HIV test many of which were well passed the 3 month and 6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You've taken 24 HIV-antibody tests out 12 months from your potential exposure, all of which were negative and you need my assistance??? Hmm. OK. Exactly what part of HIV negative Read more »

Why ????????????????????????????????? (3 MONTHS VS 6 MONTHS)

Hi, and thank you for all the hope you are spreading, I guess hope is the ultimate gift a person... Read more »

AltaMed Conflicting (3 MONTHS VS 6 MONTHS, 2009)

I recently spoke to 2 altamed hiv counselors, and they both said 6 months is the appropriate time... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...(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 prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...WHO AIDS case definition, with a broader spectrum of clinical manifestations of HIV infection, is employed in settings where HIV antibody tests are available ( WHO . Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 1994;69:273). As of the end of 2000, an estimated 36.1... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...antibodies to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will show a high viral load during acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two... Read more »
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Can I put the fears to rest?

Posted by bigdogdog, 1 Reply
...On October 20th, 2008 I had unprotected vaginal intercourse. 4 days later I had a full blood panel and std testing. Results were negative. Since then I have had three more tests, they were The OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV- 1/2 Antibody Test. 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 »

"New" test or "Old" test/ (3 months or 6 months)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have you even seen anyone convert past 3 months? ANSWER- Lisa Capaldini, M.D. The source of the confusion is this: the older HIV antibody tests DID have a 3 to 6 month window period during which an HIV-infected person might not have made... Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...side under the jaw and extending to under the ear. I estimate haven been on antibiotics 12 15 times in the last 1.5 years. Tested negative home HIV at 3m, 6m, 21m; tested negative at Dr. office at 4m and just tested again at 22m(no results... Read more »