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Has Any Case Been Detected Hiv After 6 Months

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HIV Testing

...problems. But you can still pass HIV to other people. Anyone who is sexually active should get tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months before...
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$100 donation please help! is a 6 month hiv 100% conclusive?

hello doc! I had an exposure on january 18th this year while overseas in Vietnam i had one time unprotected sex with a csw who was later confirmed positive since my arrival back to the us i had what i have no doubt in my mind to be ars i had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to confront your guilt; it's also the right thing to do.Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated.Be well. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob Read more »

Would I not be in the special cases of AIDS?

Dear doctor,I am in desperate because I heard the special cases of AIDS.I am just single normal Korean woman.A Korean doctor said he had seen the African AIDS positive case at 2 years in an AIDS magazine. So, he said the special cases of AIDS will...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...any HIV strains in Asia which would lead to a delay in the detection of HIV antibodies. If the antibody test is negative at 6 months and you have had no further exposures, then it is safe to conclude that you are not HIV infected. Read more »

Would I not be in the special cases of AIDS?

Dear doctor, Please answer this ASAP. I am in desperate because I heard the special cases of AIDS. A Korean doctor said he had seen the African AIDS positive case at 2 years in an AIDS magazine. So, he said the special cases of AIDS will not test...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...your query, but I will assume that you are asking about people who seroconvert long after exposure to HIV.The vast majority of cases become antibody positive within 6 months of exposure. If you have had a possible exposure (including... Read more »

Would I not be in the special cases of AIDS?

Dear doctor,I am in desperate because I heard the special cases of AIDS. A Korean doctor said he had seen the African AIDS positive case at 2 years in an AIDS magazine. So, he said the special cases of AIDS will not test positive at 6 months after...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...There are not special cases of HIV/AIDS. There are a few subtypes of HIV that are a bit more difficult to detect, but none are so difficult that we cannot Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...time. "Multifocal" means that it shows up in several places at the same time. Researchers estimate that about 6% of people with AIDS develop PML. Most cases of PML show up in people with CD4 cell counts below 100. The exact rate is hard to know... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV Cases in Malaysia Decreasing, Percentage of Women Living With Virus Increasing, Health Ministry Official Says

...from 5,400 in 2006 and 6,900 in 2005 ( AFP/Yahoo! News , 10/23). There were 2,400 new HIV cases detected in the first six months of this year, Kasri added. Although the number of new HIV cases has decreased overall, the percentage of... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

...recommend monitoring; if there is damage (scarring), hep C treatment may be necessary. How Is Hep C Treated? Almost all cases of hep C could be cured if treatment with interferon was started very soon after infection. Unfortunately most... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...new DNA test, called Cervista HPV 16/18, is not available in doctors' offices, but should start arriving within the next few months. In MSM, a clear relationship has not yet been determined between a high DNA HPV load and the cell changes that... Read more »
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SRCHFRANS34.....8 weeks vs. 3 months vs 6 months

Posted by stupidgirl, 2 Replies
...the USA, most people that are positive have multiple partners and don't know when the exposure was exactly they asks for six months. The CDC says to get tested at 6 months to be sure there isn't any antibodies. Being tested at eight weeks like i... Read more »

Whats the longest for hiv to take

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...show on test has there been any cases longer then 6 months why some people says it lay dormant for years . said that it lay in cells without being detected ! I hope CDC knows the truth Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hiv viral load Read more »

Delayed seroconversion cases. With names and...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...encounters, and the virus could live in our bodies for years "hidden" somewhere. I had another negative test today, (later than 18 months from exposure) again a Rapid Test (maybe the test is missing the diagnose too...) Now I'm really afraid to... Read more »