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Can Hiv Test Results Change After 4 Months

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Table of Contents What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look...
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When is a test result definitive? (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr BSome of your boards you say that a three month test is all you need, but I was reading about the guy who got blood in his eye and you told him he needs a six month test too. When can you be 100% (or as close to it) confident you are not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The three-month-versus-six-month-window-period question continues to be a QTND (question that never dies) with an ATNC (answer that never changes). It's also quite confusing to folks looking for very concrete answers where none exist.... Read more »

Canb antibiotics change a Teste Result

I was tested for AIDS on 3 months and 6 months after mylast unsecure sexual intercouse and both the results werenegative.But, during this period,I got Chlamydia and had tetracycline and doxycycline as medicine. Could these drugs alter the results of...
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
Extremely unlikely. Most tests undergo alot of pre FDA approval evaluation. This includes doing the test with interfering substances present (i.e. drugs, other viruses, high hemoglobins/bilirubins/lipids).MH... Read more »

HIV Testing (3 MONTHS VS, 6 MONTHS TESTING )

Hello to my favorite doctor in the world,I have a question about HIV testing. In a couple recent posts, such as the one titled "Just Diagnosed - Partner at Risk," you recommended testing at 3 and 6 months.In most of the other posts,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is really a QTND (question that never ideas) and as such has an ATNC (answer that never changes). I'll reprint a post from the archives that addresses your concern.Dr. BobAgain with the 3/6 MonthsDec 15, 2006 Dr. Bob - I have found that... Read more »

waiting for 3 month test (and need a chance to send my second donation after getting negative result)

Hi DoctorOn 3rd Sept,after getting the answer of my first question, i wrote you under heading "Doctor thanks for good wishes.I just donate"Now I hope you will not mind to answer few more question.At moment i am on the 10th week of my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,With so many people writing in requesting information and reassurance, I will not be able to continue to "answer a few more questions" and urge you to use the archives, as the information you request is there!Briefly:1.Symptoms, no... Read more »
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Life is going to change tomorrow after results

Posted by GPPG, 4 Replies
I wouldn't even imagine i would be in such a situation 3 months back. I had a good job, had a nice gf, morally correct, never had unsafe sex in my life, and i was -ve (tested).
Then came that dreaded night when i had a indiscretion at my friends... Read more »

Anyone Tested Positive and have symptoms after 3 Months Negative Result ?

Posted by sagarpoz2013, 1 Reply
Hi everyone here,
May God Bless u all with Strength to deal with the situaton.
I am here because i had a HIV exposure with a Hiv+ girl
around 6 months back. and had my 3 months IVth generation Negative result. But after 4 months i have been suffering... Read more »

One month on medication---first test results

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi everyone,
I've been on the sustiva/truvada combo for one month.
My t-cells went from 248 to 354 and my viral load went from 39,000 to 83. My doctor says this is good. I guess I just want to hear from others with more treatment experience what they... Read more »

Expsoure with HIV Girl, Had 3 Months Negative Result! But Still confused. Plz. help

Posted by sagarpoz2013, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone,
I am from India, Had expsoure with HIV lady. 5 Months back. Got 3 Months Negative Fourth Generation Result. But After 4 Months Got Sore throat (Throat Irritation) Dry couth Not very Mild. I Feel Just like Raw throat all the time.Now its... Read more »