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Tested Positive After 6 Months

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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 »

3 month and 6 month test guidelines for occupational and non-occupational exposures

Dr. Vegas here again. Another question. I have the impression from reading your forum and from... Read more »

HIV Testing (3 MONTHS VS, 6 MONTHS TESTING )

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...tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are infected with HIV, it usually 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... Read more »
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U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

... Why Do the Guidelines Keep Changing? Viral Load and CD4 Cell Testing Resistance Testing When to Start Treatment Goals of Therapy What Drugs Should Be Used First? Interrupting Treatment Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...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 prognosis , viral... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...shows how well your treatment is working. Get a baseline test and every 3 or 4 months. Resistance test (See fact sheet 126 ): This shows if your HIV has mutated (changed) so that some medications may not work against it. Get a baseline test.... Read more »
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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 the six month test. i heard from this site that if you test neg. at 3 months then Read more »

Testing beyond 6 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Just Tested Positive area in which someone said it is fact that people can test positive after 6 months. What is this about? IS testing warranted after 6 months and WHEN is it done, finished, etc?? Read more »

6 month test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I took my 6 month test on 8/3. This waiting is killing me! The health dept said it would take about 2weeks!!! I tested several times in the past Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...to 6 month window period during which an HIV-infected person might not have made detectable antibodies: hence we recommended testing up to six months post-exposure. The NEWER antibody tests are typically positive within 4-6 weeks, and with these... Read more »