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Hiv Testing At Five Months

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Montana: Missoula County Has 12 New HIV Cases in Five Months

Responding to 12 new HIV cases in five months, Missoula County health officials have formed a coalition to raise awareness about HIV prevention and to encourage more people to be tested. The cases involve men ages 19-65 who contracted the virus... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Taiwan University Hospital: Five Recipients of HIV-Positive Organs Test HIV-Negative

On Thursday, Taiwan University Hospital reported that five transplant patients who mistakenly received organs from a deceased HIV-positive donor continue to test HIV-negative. Medical staff started the organ recipients on HIV prophylaxis a day after... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four Out of Five Incoming Prison Inmates in North Carolina Tested for HIV Under New Program

Four out of five inmates newly incarcerated in North Carolina prisons in November were tested for HIV through a new program launched by the Department of Correction and the Division of Public Health , the Raleigh News & Observer reports. ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Four or five months still considered early infection?

Dr Young: I admire you for your intellect and honest concerning HIV. I believe I had contact with HIV on 26th of june 2001 and have tested negavive as of september 17th 2001. If I later test positive in the next six weeks could I benifit from...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.More and more often, we are identifying persons with acute HIV infection. This situation is one where the person has an indeterminate or negative antibody test but positive viral load or positive de-tuned antibody... Read more »

Two "blips" in five months

I have been on treatment for a year and I had undetectable viral loads for 7 months and then in September of 2004 my VL was 102 and my CD4 was 556. I had anther test taken 2 months later and the VL was undetectable and my CD4 was 543. My recent lab...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.Several recent scientific presentations show that there is very little, if any risk, of developing resistance during these viral load blips. It's very important to factor in any possible infection (something as minor as... Read more »

HIV Testing (3 MONTHS VS, 6 MONTHS TESTING )

Hello to my favorite doctor in the world,I have a question about HIV testing. In a couple recent posts, such as the one titled "Just Diagnosed - Partner at Risk," you recommended testing at 3 and 6 months.In most of the other posts,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is really a QTND (question that never ideas) and as such has an ATNC (answer that never changes). I'll reprint a post from the archives that addresses your concern.Dr. BobAgain with the 3/6 MonthsDec 15, 2006 Dr. Bob - I have found that... Read more »

Two "blips" in five months

I have been on treatment for a year and I had undetectable viral loads for 7 months and then in September of 2004 my VL was 102 and my CD4 was 556. I had anther test taken 2 months later and the VL was undetectable and my CD4 was 543. My recent lab...
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
I understand your concern. This is not an uncommon scenario that you describe. Although a first glance it looks like you may be having concomitant CD4 decline, I would be curious to know whether the CD4 percent has also declined, or if stable, is... Read more »
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elisa test five years latter

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
After five years of my last low risk relation (oral sex, no cum), I made me a elisa test last week, it was negative, My question is Im HIV-? Read more »

"New" test or "Old" test/ (3 months or 6 months)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found the following online-

QUESTION- It is just overwhelming when you have to wait 6 months [for conclusive HIV results]. Different Internet sites say different things about the window period. thebody.com states 3 months is a conclusive point,... Read more »

ive been hiv possive for five years

Posted by dee261985, 5 Replies
ive been possive for five years and dont no how to deal with it im single 25 n when i meet people the min i tell them i have hiv they turn me down im not like most people i do tell them i dont no what to do can eny 1 help me Read more »

4 and a half month test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How conclusive is a negative result from 4 and a half month test. Had condom break during insertive vaginal with escort. Do i need another test since I did not have a six month test? Any replies would be welcomed. Read more »