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Could It Take Longer Than Six Months For An Hiv Test To Show Postive

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Wait longer than six months before positive results?

About two years ago, I donated blood to the American Red Cross. A few weeks later I received a letter that said I could no longer donate blood and I should get tested for HIV. I made an appointment with my gynecologist right away and I was tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. Your test at the Red Cross was a false-positive. Your subsequent negative tests out to six months confirm that the initial test was "falsely" positive. HIV is not your problem. No... 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 »

Negative test in June 2010 and postive July 2010

Dear DoctorsI had a HIV test in 2009 which was negative, then again in 28th June 2010, also... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women With HIV Who Breastfeed Exclusively Longer Than Four Months Have Lower Risk of Transmitting Virus to Infants, Study Shows

"The amount of HIV in an infected mother's breast milk spikes when weaning begins, according to a study published [Wednesday] in Science Translational Medicine," Nature reports. "The findings are likely to add urgency to efforts to ensure that... 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

West Virginia Has 65 New HIV/AIDS Cases in First Six Months of 2005

In West Virginia, 65 new HIV/AIDS cases were reported in the first six months of 2005, compared to 139 cases for all of last year, said Dr. Loretta Haddy, the state's epidemiologist. Ten of the 27 West Virginians diagnosed with HIV so far this year... Read more »
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 »
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He tells me...after six months.

Posted by Cristo, 13 Replies
Hello all,
This is my first post, and until two days ago, I never even knew this website existed or that I would have a reason to come here. I have been dating a 29 year old man (I am 28) for the past six months and two days ago he told me... Read more »

Just tested Postive and less than 9 months left on school to become Nurse Practioner

Posted by lostnstl314, 3 Replies
I just found out yesterday that i am positive for hiv. I have never been sick and also have used condoms with previous partners. I am lost for a answer, but honestly cant dwell on why but to move forward. I donated blood and found out that way. I... Read more »

Tested Postive 9/4 - scared and confused

Posted by sacinsc, 8 Replies
I found this website today, and although it has kept me reading for most of the day and given me some enlightenment from the comments you all have made I cannot stop feeling these incredible emotions. I know it is normal to feel overwhelmed when you... Read more »

whyen you find after marriage your wife HIV postive

Posted by franklinjames, 1 Reply
I wnet to Africa in 2011 to marry the dream of my life return back to the states to prepare for her coming before this could happen she said we would have a better life in Africa being African American so I agreed and return to Africa to live with... Read more »