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NAAT False Negative After Known Exposure

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can you get a false negative result 12 month+ poss exposure?

Hi doc, I was possibly exposed 2 hiv in sept 2008, during the next 6 month I had geo tongue, oral ulcers, diarheah, swollen glands in neck , I then took 3 mirates home tests over the next 6 month period, all negative, but I doubt there reliability...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your repeatedly negative HIV tests, including your most recent negative test at the GUM clinic which was over a year out from your potential exposure, Read more »

Hiv prevention (PEP) (TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE)

Dear Rob,I recently had sex with a man i do not know, without my knowledge he removed the condom. I... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...overall most reliable way for individuals to learn their HIV status. That being said, individuals who have had a recent exposure to HIV and experience symptoms consistent with seroconversion (flu-like symptoms), can request a viral load test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...doses of your partner's medication! That might not be the right treatment. For PEP to work, it must be started very soon after exposure to HIV. Discuss PEP with your doctor in advance so that you know what your options will be in case something... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...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 before being tested. You can also test right away and then again... Read more »
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Quick test came negative / 7 weeks after exposure

Posted by Drake, 4 Replies
...dissapear after a few days. Also, i read on the internet that the test i took will always be negative at 7 weeks givingme a false negative... i cant even sleep, i cant cry i dont know what to do Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

Negative at 24 weeks.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative at 24 weeks after an exposure. I also tested negative at 12 weeks. Can I assume I don't have HIV or do I need to wait Read more »

How accurate...

Posted by MOCHA, 2 Replies
...early detection. If this is so, why don't other places make this routine. The only downside they say it has is that it makes false "+" results, due to extra sensitivity. It is relatively inexpensive. Y isn't this standard in all doctor's offices,... Read more »