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Hiv Negative Result Prior To Seroconversion

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...your sample to the lab) or standard 7-10 day results. Home Access uses a blood sample from a finger prick, which you then send to a certified laboratory for testing. You must call a toll-free number to register your sample prior to shipping. Enclosed in the test kit is an identifying number. Results take three days to one week. To obtain results, you give the operator the ID number and they will look up the result of the test. This number...
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When is a test result definitive? (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr BSome of your boards you say that a three month test is all you need, but I was reading about the guy who got blood in his eye and you told him he needs a six month test too. When can you be 100% (or as close to it) confident you are not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...coming my way. Guess I better stock up on the economy size condom multi-packs! The general rule is that HIV-antibody testing prior to three months is not considered definitive or conclusive. I still agree with that. However, that said, I also... Read more »

I am at low risk but had a indeterminate result

I had a needle stick at work, i knew the source, the source was tested, and he came back negative, but in the mean time my test came back indeterminate, i am at low risk, i was wondering if a ppd test done twice 2 weeks prior to this could have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Derivative (PPD) testing will not affect HIV test results.That the source patient for your occupational exposure tested HIV negative and that you are at "low risk" would suggest that your indeterminate HIV test is indeterminate due to technical... Read more »

False negative?

I tested HIV positive 2 years ago. Before this positive test my most recent test was 3 years prior and I tested negative. I had multiple negative tests prior to this as well. I have had symptoms that may have been consistant with HIV infection as...
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, no precedent for such a thing. Read more »

HIV Testing and Symptoms

I am a male and received unprotected oral sex from a female sex worker. A Home Access test at 11 weeks was negative. However, I'm worried about symptoms involving a rapid onset of throat dryness and newly discovered white coating on the tongue. ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...there is no single answer to your question. It is possible to have symptoms related to primary HIV infection and still have a negative antibody test result. It's also possible to have no symptoms during seroconversion or to have atypical... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...AIDS-related diseases such as PCP, KS and MAC were rare in developed countries; today, they are common in HIV-infected individuals. Prior to the appearance of HIV, AIDS-related conditions such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), Kaposi's... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

... HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Read more »
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Tested NEG but still WORRIED WELLsss..PLS HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I am a 29 years old guy and have been reading through all the threads even after my neg test result and still feel very very worried wells, can anyone give me come advise what am I going through...many many thanks Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...HIV screening that was negative. First had sex with her in October and then not again regularly until about 3-4 weeks ago. Prior to that, I had not had vaginal intercourse with anyone in about 1 year. My Dr. explained that if I had been... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...caused by herpes simplex virus, sometimes acne, cuts and wounds, etc., whenever there is any kind of inflammation. In some HIV-negative people they disappear in a matter of weaks, sometimes months. Some healthy people have their lymph nodes... Read more »

The Forum name says it all

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...August with someone who I just found out tested positive, followed by a protected encounter with the same individual in Sept. Prior to finding out about this individual, I had an AIDS test in mid-Feb of this year, and was negative. If you have... Read more »