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Can Mono Affect HIV Test At 6 Months

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...antibodies to fight HIV. It usually takes two to three months for them to show up. In rare cases, it can take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for HIV. Once you test positive and start to receive health care for HIV infection, your name may be...
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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. doctor advised to take the medicine and hot water.after 7 days it went off.After I got body pains.so I went total body check up at 31/06/09. At the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear Srinu,Medication will not cause your HIV test to be falsely negative. Since you have tested more than 9 months after your possible exposure (you do not even know if she had Read more »

Interpreting HIV and testing statistics (HIV STATISTICS)

Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am awaiting Western Blot results. Needless to say, I'm extremely worried, almost resigned. I've been reading about testing statistics and through questions on this forum, and have a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be "preliminarily" positive. If it is followed by a negative Western Blot, the two tests together are considered a "negative HIV test."Your HIV-transmission risk was low, but not completely nonexistent. Write back with your Western Blot results.... Read more »

HIV / CVID (COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY) (HYPOGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA 2008)

Im a gay man, 44. Over the last 8 years I have had the tell-tail signs of swollen neck glands, soaking night sweats, shingles, persistent chest infections and bacterial pneumonia. In May 2006 I tested negative for HIV (the test was a spot of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...NOW, however, I'm feeling a bit paranoid myself. I'm a happy gay man monogamous with an hiv negative partner. I've had a few HIV tests over the years and all were negative. I recently learned I have CVID or hypogammaglobulinanemia.. and I read... Read more »

Does being thalasemic (thalasemia minor) slow seroconversion?

Hello,3 months after exposure to hiv the ELISA test showed negative. I have thalasemia minor. Will thalasemia slow down the seroconversion process? Could I really have HIV and just show negative after 3 months? At about 4 months I have swollen...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,No, thalassemia minor (or major, for that matter) will not affect an HIV seroconversion process or your HIV test results. If your 3-month test was negative, you're negative. Yell, "WOO-HOO!" Congratulations. Have your doctor check you out, Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...free of this cursed disease. Seroconversion makes it possible to detect the anti-HIV antibodies in the blood, the basis of most HIV tests. So these tests will only work AFTER the seroconversion has taken place. Usually it takes people several... Read more »

My Story

Posted by Raider, 4 Replies
...told myself at that age Id practice safe sex.To this date I thought I had but unfortunately I may be wrong. During the past 4 months I have had 3 one night stands with 3 seperate men. (OCT 28th, DEC 20th, JAN 1st) I did not engage in any form of... Read more »

Runnng out of possibilities

Posted by worried22yo, 3 Replies
...nodules barely noticeable one on each arm. Yet I had a neg. DNA-PCR at day 35 and a neg. ELISA at 5 months. It is now a full 6 months, should I test again? Where do I go from here? I have to know what is wrong with me. Because all these... Read more »

I have MONO!

Posted by briannan, 3 Replies
...been tested for mono in the past (before this incident), and it always was negative. I still have 3 weeks for my conclusive HIV test, but I am no longer ASSUMING that my symptoms are hiv-related. They very well could be caused by mono. My... Read more »