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Accuracy Of Hiv Test After 6 Months

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CONFUSING 6 MONTH HEPATITIS AND HIV TESTs, NEED YOUR HELP

Dear Doctor BabaraI recently got the results of my 6 month tests, i had taken PEP for 30 days in April, the exposure was last day of March. The test was taken 180 days after possible exposure.HEP A,C and HIV are negative.Now HEP B, this is where it...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect the laboratory report may be confusing you but that the results are fine. Would discuss with your doctor. Read more »

Is the medicines after exposure of 6 months affect the HIV test results?

Sir,I had a sex with girl on the 21/12/08.In June,2009 I got fever, cold and cough. It has 7 days.... Read more »

HIV Testing (3 MONTHS VS, 6 MONTHS TESTING )

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The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...Yes. There has been an oral test to collect the specimen for conventional testing since the mid-1990s. And of the rapid HIV tests, there have now been six approved since 2002 -->. The first of them to be approved, the OraQuick test, can work... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...positive, then HIV infection probably occurred a few months or longer before the tests. In June 2010 the FDA approved a new HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for... Read more »
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Answer from expert on the body

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I asked one of the experts on the body how many HIV tests are needed AFTER the window period. This was his answer to all who are curious! The occurrence of lab errors is taken into Read more »

Question regarding test results?

Posted by mimi26, 1 Reply
...have recently been tested and my results were "Non Reactive." I have not been exposed in any way to the virus in in over 6 months. However, beyond 6 months I have had a couple exposures to unprotected sex with people of unkown status which has... Read more »

Test Accuracy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I've read all of the archives and posts and I understand that a pcr DNA HIV test is not a recommended test for diagnostic purposes according to the CDC primarily because of the risk of false positives and the Read more »

Interesting info about testing

Posted by Anonymous
...all of you who havent read the q and a forum on safe sex at the body.com here is an interesting and informative answer about hiv testing. Note that he believes about the accuracy of and ab test at 3 months, not the whole 6 months. Long. Read more »