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Do I Need To Retest For Hiv At 6 Months

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5 month negative result- retest??

Posted by onemotto, 1 Reply
I have tested negative to an oral rapid test at 5 months post-exposure. I have tested negative four prior times since the exposure (which I believe to be very low-risk), but I know these results don't mean anything if I just haven't seroconverted... Read more »

Do I have to retest@6th mnth..?

Posted by michael2122, 4 Replies
Dear All,
I am 24 yrs old from THailand.....First of all, I am so sorry about my english communication....some words or sentenses may seen weird...

Last 3 months, I had 1-2 minutes anal unprotected sex ,I am gay male-recepiption.....
Then I am so so... Read more »

do i re-test?

Posted by anxious66, 3 Replies
hiv negative 6 week exposure with a 4th gen duo test

risk: unprotected oral msm me giving, no ejaculation, doubt there was precum, for about a minute in total

it's been 3 and a half months since exposure and i still have a barely noticeable irritated... Read more »

Extensive Exposure But Tested Negative - Retest?

Posted by jemison, 4 Replies
I am a hetero female who was exposed to hiv by my partner. We had unprotected sex (oral, vaginal, anal) at least 60 times over a period of 4 months (April to August of this year). Immediately after finding out that he was positive, I was tested... Read more »
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Retested in 6 months?

Thank you for your attention.Worried about a possible exposure in 98/may, I tested two Qualitative PCR's in 6 and 11 weeks(Amplicor Roche minimum 400 copies), both negatives and anti hiv Elisa test in 4 months, also negative. The Lab mentioned...
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
No. Two PCR tests and a negative ELISA at 4 months are sufficient to rule out HIV infection.MH... Read more »

Need retest or not?

Thanks for reply, i have unsafe sex 3 months ago and we test our blood(Hiv) at 90 days and result came all negative should we need another test or not? plz answer me, hoping ur answer, thank you....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNot knowing the status of the person you were with, the answer is that for rapid HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. However, when someone has had a known exposure to someone with HIV, you... Read more »

Negative at 13 weeks, Do I need to be re-tested?

Dear Dr. Frascino, A little over 4 months ago, I was intimate with a man and unfortunately the condom broke. Fortunately, I noticed before ejaculation. A couple of months after this, he showed me his lab results showing he was nonreactive to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Consider your mind eased! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional testing is warranted.Yell WOO-HOO!Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Need to Retest?

High Risk Activity (no condom) with known HIV+ leading to SEVERE mono-like symptoms 3 1/2 weeks later. Deciding that I only wanted to be tested for HIV once and only once, I waited 6 months and took the test. Despite being absolutely sure i was poz,...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. If you have tested negative for HIV, 6months or more after a possible exposure to the virus, this indicates, withmore than 99% accuracy, that you are not infected with HIV. We do notnormally recommend further... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Short Message Service Reminder Intervention Doubles Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV Retesting Rates Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

In the current study, researchers evaluated the effect of a short message service (SMS) reminder system on STI retesting rates among men who have sex with men (MSM). The SMS program began at a large Australian sexual health clinic in late 2008,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Injection Serosorting Occurring Among HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users? Comparison by Injection Partner's HIV Status

"Research needs to build evidence for the roles that HIV status of injection partners may or may not play in injection risk behaviors of injection drug users (IDUs)," the authors wrote in introducing the current study. Using baseline data from a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Housing and HIV Go Hand in Hand

Philadelphia is beginning a needs assessment to better chart the intersection of HIV and housing issues for 2012-17. More than 140,000 HIV-affected U.S. households struggle with unstable housing, according to the National AIDS Housing Coalition.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Recurrent Chlamydial Infection and Failure to Return for Retesting in Young Women Entering National Job Training Program, 1998-2005

The purpose of the current study was to evaluate factors associated with recurrent chlamydial infection and failure to return for retesting among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, ages 16 to 24, entering the National Job Training Program from... Read more »