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HIV can incubate ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a friend who insists that he was told by an AIDS center that HIV can incubate for up to a year before you test HIV+....is this true? I told him no, but he insists that it is a true fact... Read more »

Six Months/Three Months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The truth is that if you don't test beyond 3 months, then you are leaving a *significantly* higher risk than if you do. Many people can live with a 1-5% risk of HIV infection and move on. But there is no way that I can believe that a 3 month test... Read more »

First Six Months

Posted by Leonardo, 9 Replies
Hi Folks,

I'm in my sixth month of being HIV positive, and I would like to share some reflections, which I hope will be helpful to the newly diagnosed.

Six months ago, I took news of my status like a death. I crumbled and couldn't pick myself up for... Read more »

Negative at six months and poz later?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know of any cases where a person tested negative at six months and then HIV positive later following a potential exposure to HIV? Read more »

insertive oral sex, six month negative need advice

Posted by jack93, 2 Replies
Hi, 9 months ago I was going through a bad time and was put on large doses of antidepressants, which made me make some bad descisions and now that im off of them I deeply regret what I've done and convinced myself im going to test positive for hiv... Read more »
Ask the Experts

can HCV shorten HIV incubation period?

Hello doc. i Was diagnosed with HCV in 2006, negative for HIV (test was given approximately 7 months after last risky behavior).. i am confident that after 4 years of no symptoms (or risky behavior) and a negative HIV test shortly after the 24 week...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No HCV infection would not alter your incubation period of viremia.I would not attribute any of your symptoms within a 24 hour period to HIV.... Read more »

incubation period for HIV

My wife and I have recently moved from sub saharan Africa and she has developed TB and was very ill in hospital. she has been diagnosed with HIV & her immune system is is in a bad way she has been put on ARV's - we were both tested as OK...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Time from HIV infection to illness/AIDS is highly variable. TB and HIV/AIDS is double trouble. Often severe illness is due to TB in persons who have dual infection. Early, prompt treatment of both TB and HIV is extremely important especially if the... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?... Read more »

Incubation period/female to male transmission

Hi. I'm new to your forum and have found it to be quite informative. I am 41, married with two great kids (19 months and 2 months). I have been married for three years. I had some experiences prior to marriage (3x) with escorts that included...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If your pre-wedded-bliss sexcapades were all "protected" and latex condoms were used properly and did not fail, your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot pass through intact latex. Based on what you've written, I... Read more »
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