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After Five Months Is An HIV Test Conclusive

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HIV-2 test conclusive at 3 months?

Hello Doc. Wohl, I've been reading couple websites and it states that HIV-2 antibodies can take 6 months to be detected on a test. If this is the case, can the HIV-1/2 antibody test at 3 months be conclusive?Please please answer this question...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The problem with the internet is that it is hard to tell when information posted was written. Modern HIV testing can detect antibodies to HIV much sooner than older tests. At 3 months if the test is negative for HIV-1 or HIV-2, you are negative.DW... Read more »



Dr Wohl, is Abbott Architect(hiv1,2,p24) test 100% conclusive at 3 months?

Hi, good doctor!I'm asking you because you have experience and education in this area.Also,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Montana: Missoula County Has 12 New HIV Cases in Five Months

Responding to 12 new HIV cases in five months, Missoula County health officials have formed a coalition to raise awareness about HIV prevention and to encourage more people to be tested. The cases involve men ages 19-65 who contracted the virus... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Taiwan University Hospital: Five Recipients of HIV-Positive Organs Test HIV-Negative

On Thursday, Taiwan University Hospital reported that five transplant patients who mistakenly received organs from a deceased HIV-positive donor continue to test HIV-negative. Medical staff started the organ recipients on HIV prophylaxis a day after... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four Out of Five Incoming Prison Inmates in North Carolina Tested for HIV Under New Program

Four out of five inmates newly incarcerated in North Carolina prisons in November were tested for HIV through a new program launched by the Department of Correction and the Division of Public Health , the Raleigh News & Observer reports. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Testing Whether AIDS Drug Regimens Can Be Taken Only Five Days a Week to Cut Costs, Reduce Side Effects

Researchers in Boston and Uganda are exploring the implications of allowing HIV-positive patients to take a break from their medications every weekend, a strategy that could reduce the cost of treating the disease and improve the quality of life for... Read more »
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Is HIV ELISA test 3 months conclusive?

Posted by absolute, 1 Reply
Is HIV ELISA blood test at 3 months after possible exposure conclusive? What factors affect the window period of HIV? Why do some people are false negative after 3 months? Thanks Read more »

hiv blood test conclusive or not?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I was wondering is a negative hiv blood test almost one year and a half after exposure with no further exposures truly conclusive? Or could a person possibly years later show up hiv positive? I heard a person say it can possibly take up to... Read more »

3 Months Conclusive???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Florida: Tainted Donor Blood Infects Two
St. Petersburg Times
07.19.02; Stephen Nohlgren

Two people were infected with HIV this year after receiving blood from a donor whose disease went undetected by Florida Blood Services (FBS), the Tampa Bay area's... Read more »

Additional support for 3 month conclusive window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear all,

Sorry if I seem obsessed with convincing everyone that 3 months is good, but as I am waiting for my 16 week ELISA/WB and PRC, I am experiencing some anxiety. Finding documentation that indicates my 10 week test is a pretty good indication... Read more »