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Do I Need To Retest For Hiv At 6 Months

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Ever retracted a WOO HOO? UK HIV advisor (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS)

Doctor Bob,I have noticed a bit of an anomaly in the window period advice you give different people. The way I read some of your recent answers is that a 12 week test is 'no way, no how' conclusive if you're not aware that your sleeping partner has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi British HIV Trust Telephone Advisors,I receive a number of questions on a nearly continual basis asking for an absolute black-and-white answer Read more »

CONFUSING 6 MONTH HEPATITIS AND HIV TESTs, NEED YOUR HELP

Dear Doctor BabaraI recently got the results of my 6 month tests, i had taken PEP for 30 days in... Read more »

Dr McGowan...what to do??

Dr.- Thank you for time you spend helping others. My question is in regards to the need to retest... Read more »
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HIV Testing

... 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 for "antibodies" to HIV. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to fight a... Read more »
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Pregnancy and HIV

...child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of infected mothers get HIV. 5% to 20% more can be infected through breastfeeding. Mothers with higher viral loads are more likely to infect... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by the immune system to fight HIV. It can take two months or more for these antibodies to be produced. See Fact Sheet 102 for more information. However, the viral... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted Read more »
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hiv neg 3months thrush 6months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tested hiv neg at 3 months with elisa blood test....but 6 months post exposure i've got thrush...it was ruled from antibiotics, but am curious now. my Read more »

HIV neg at 6 months. LOADS OF SYMPTOMS !

Posted by KitG, 1 Reply
...anorexia, diarrhoea, you name it! I know a lot of these symptoms can be stress-related but obviously I was concerned about HIV, so I went for an antibody test, which was negative. The symptoms subsided, but I was then left with a constant... Read more »

HIV neg at 6 months. LOADS OF SYMPTOMS !

Posted by KitG, 3 Replies
...thousands of people coming down with it. And this in a world which is still fresh from the horrors of the emergence of the AIDS epidemic and which would be keen to overcome all the mistakes associated with those early years (read Randy Shilts... Read more »

Latent seroconversion to HIV+ after 6 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...accidental needlestick from an aids patient on Jan. 27/00. I took the required medication for safety sake, had been testing HIV- until July 28, 2001. At that time I was determined to be HIV+ it took 18 months!!! I do not do IV drugs, no risky... Read more »