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Can I Trust My 9 Month Hiv Test

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Can I trust my tests? please help me.

I am in a 3 year relationship and we are faithful and getting married. About 6 or 7 weeks ago I was at a bar with a friend and I had just gotten my lips pierced 9 days prior. While we were at the bar he started kissing me in an DEEP, DEEP open...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...kissing with lips that have been pierced nine days previously, is not considered a significant risk for HIV acquisition.Regarding HIV tests, HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive or conclusive.... Read more »

Can I trust my negative hiv test?

About 1 1/2 years ago, I had an affair during a rocky time in my marriage. My husband and I have... Read more »

conflicting opinions on my test results, don't know what to think and only trust you guys!

nothin' you wascilly wabbit... oh wait, wrong phrase.anyway doc, got a question, shocking i know. ... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...largely on the providers' perception of the patients' risk behaviors. 21 Data confirm that testing rates are higher when HIV tests are included in the standard panel of screening tests for all pregnant women. 52 , 69 , 104 Women also are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York City: AIDS Budget Faces Reduction

...from 2004. Health officials say part of the reason for the rise is greater risk-taking by younger men, who came of age when an HIV diagnosis was no longer considered an automatic death sentence. "The fear factor is completely missing," New York... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Testing and Written, Informed Consent

...unique role in the move to routinize HIV testing. With populations at greater risk for HIV infection, taking the opportunity to test for HIV is critical. While there are clear acute needs that may take precedence in an emergency setting, testing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...people know they were sexually attracted to men. 6 MSM who do not disclose their sexual orientation are less likely to seek HIV testing, so if they become infected, they are less likely to know it. Further, because MSM who do not disclose... Read more »
Connect With Others

Its been 4 weeks

Posted by Susie428, 2 Replies
...How accurate is the HIV test at 4 weeks? Read more »

gman- Gregg- Chi- whoever

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hey i have been reading this site for a couple days now and i need some help- i hear that getting tested for hiv after 3 months is important if you know the person is positive. I had an encounter where the condom broke and I had very severe... Read more »

You guys need to relax

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...pregnancy test but they can't trust an HIV test. Pregnancy tests are 99.9 accurate even 3 days before your period. Well, guess what? HIV tests are 99.9 accurate 3 months after your last exposure. Read more »

is neg at 12 weeks final?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...think is slutty and gets around. So, I am negative at 12 weeks but ..... need I re-test in another 12 weeks? I will re-test - I trust the doctor but how scared should I be now for the next 12 weeks? I thought I was done. Thanks - Cindy Read more »