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Follow Up For Hiv Negative Test

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Follow up on the question : Corticosteroid and False Negative HIV test ?

Hi. Dr. Lisa I would just like to thank you a lot for awnsering my question. I did have syphylis testing at 4 and 6 months after my possible exposure, also negative, along with Hep. C and Hep. B testing, these were also negative at 4 and 6 months....
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I'm very glad you are feeling relieved and I agree that the symptoms certainly could have been related a combination of stress and a reaction to the bug bite.Take careLHW... Read more »

"False positive" oral test, followed by negative blood test

I tried to submit this yesterday, but it seemed to not work. I just took a look at your foundation... Read more »
HIV i-Base

No Viral Load Rebound Off-ART Following Stem Cell Transplant: Two "Cure" Cases Using Reduced Intensity Conditioning Chemotherapy and CCR5 d-32 Negative Donors

Three cases of HIV positive people, who underwent stem cell transplant (HSCT) to treat leukemia, were presented by Timothy Henrich of Harvard Medical School as a late-breaker. 1 After intensive tests failed to show evidence of ongoing viral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing in Kenya Could Decrease Following Study About Rapid Tests, Health Minister Says

Kenya's Health Minster Beth Mugo on Monday said that she is concerned HIV testing could decrease in the country following a recent study about rapid tests, Reuters reports. Recent media reports have focused on an October 2008 study in the East... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New In-Home HIV Test Raises Follow-Up Concerns

The Food and Drug Administration approved the test earlier this week, but it warned the test's results are a "preliminary" diagnosis, so check-ups are still necessary. Some Bay Area researchers said a key challenge will be ensuring that people... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Students at Missouri High School Tested for HIV Following Concern of Exposure to Virus, AP/ Reports

Students at a suburban St. Louis high school are being tested for HIV after an HIV-positive individual told health officials that as many as 50 students might have been exposed to the virus, the AP/ reports. The St. Louis County Health... Read more »
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6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

2nd test negative!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi folks!

I'm happy to report that my 2nd HIV test, taken at 13 weeks (3 mos.) after the risky exposure, came back negative! To me this is good enough and I can now put this incident behind me. I've learned a lot this past three months, learning to... Read more »

Continuing symptoms with negative test. How long ?

Posted by Bang2014, 1 Reply
Had many negative combo test till the end 5th month post exposure but I continue to feel sick with fatigue, rash and muscle pain which I am worried about is muscle wasting as cpk is slightly elevated and little bit of swollen lymph under the jaw. I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I had a risky encounter 14 1/2 yrs ago, that was followed by diarrhea in 3days, coated tongue in 3 weeks and sore throat after 8+ week. A doctor friend who screened my blood 5 months post exposure told me over the phone that i was negative which i... Read more »