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Can Hiv Tests Vary After A Test Of Six Month

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Ask the Experts

if Dr. Bob was French... ? (SIX WEEKS VERSUS THREE MONTH HIV TESTS)

Doctor Bob,suppose for a minute you were French - or just being in doctor in France. The authorities there consider an Antibody/Antigen test conclusive at 6 weeks. (For standard Ab tests, they say 3 months, like CDC). Ok. Now, someone asks you in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Bonjour Monsieur Dan!Je parle la langue de Molire. Alors, peut-tre je suis franais !!!??My job as "Dr. Bob," whether French, Italian or Zimbabwean, is to provide science-based factual information. I'm really not here to criticize or... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... Read more »

I had a (-) HIV test six months ago; why did I need another today?

Hello. I just officially found out today I am pregnant, and I have already taken a preliminary,... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six Testing Sites Discontinue Use of OraQuick Oral HIV Test as FDA, CDC Investigate False-Positive Results

At least six testing sites in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles earlier this month discontinued use of OraSure Technologies ' oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, as CDC and FDA investigate reports of an abnormal number of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fifth Adult Film Actor Tests HIV-Positive, Marking Largest Outbreak in Porn Industry in Six Years

A fifth pornographic film actor in California has tested HIV-positive, marking the largest HIV outbreak in the adult film industry in six years, according to the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation , Reuters reports. The latest case has... Read more »
TheBody.com

Massachusetts HIV Testing Policy in 2012: Six Degrees of C. Everett Koop

As an action-packed year for the HIV/AIDS community draws to a close, TheBody.com takes stock of 2011 in a new series of articles, "2011 HIV/AIDS Year in Review." Read the entire series here . Ed Perlmutter [Bad dream.] I'll take... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
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HIV and varying opinions/countries

Posted by Cris, 2 Replies
I know 3 months will be the long awaited milestone, and maybe not, maybe I'll to wait 6 months. But what is really troubling me is how different opinions can be on testing.
If i talk to HIV help people here in Paris, they tell me that an ELISA test... Read more »

Six Months/Three Months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The truth is that if you don't test beyond 3 months, then you are leaving a *significantly* higher risk than if you do. Many people can live with a 1-5% risk of HIV infection and move on. But there is no way that I can believe that a 3 month test... Read more »

Someone please answer, six month testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Too much confusion everywhere about testing. Do you need to take a test at 6 months or not? I had many symtoms like everyone else. I had too many tests already, but no PCR test just ELISA. I tested out to 4 months or almost 19 weeks after my... Read more »

six month test

Posted by Anonymous
With neg. test results at 14 and then again at 19 weeks (from Home access kits) is there any value to repeating test at 6 months . The CDC is fuzy on this point. Do people convert after 19 weeks???? Help Please

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