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Hiv Testing At 6 Months

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HIV Testing beyond 6 months

1) What are the chances ( wise) that a person who tested negative at 6 months on an HIV AB test by EIA test will be positive after that? (I shortened your question. BD)
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Basically, if you test negative at 6 months, then you are HIV-negative. The only way for you to become positive, as far as I know, is to be exposed to the HIV virus once Read more »

Slept with a Hiv+,condom broke and tested Negative 6 months later

My partner is HIV+ and im -!! condom while i was on top of her in March!! But was too scared to... Read more »

HIV RISK AFTER 6 MONTHS FROM A NEGETIVE TEST

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Viral Load Tests

...medical researchers , the test proved that HIV is never "latent" but is always multiplying. Many people with no symptoms of AIDS and high CD4 cell counts also had high viral loads. If the virus was latent, the test wouldn't have found any HIV in... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...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... Read more »
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Could I still be positive?

Posted by john00
...I posted a few days ago. I have tested out to 7 months with negative HIV testing. 6 month EIA, 7 month negative ICMA antibody as well as negative pcr DNA HIV-1. I continue to have strange symptoms. Read more »

having symptoms after 3 months ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i am from russia mokba and have taken HIV testing out to 6 months but i have the swollen gland and fever still to this day after sex with prosititution also my skin dry and scattering red color Read more »

hiv and hep c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...exposed to hepc and hiv tested at 6 months neg tested for hepc antibodies neg. am i neg still scared about late seroconversion Read more »

Answer from expert on the body

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...curious! The occurrence of lab errors is taken into account when predicting the accuracy of HIV tests. If HIV testing after 6 months is considered as high as 99.99% accurate, taking 2 tests to rule out a false negative is unnecessary. The CDC... Read more »