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Hiv Testing Two Months After Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

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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Can I be tested for viral load instead of HIV to see if I'm infected?

Just one more question. If am feeling really anxious about knowing if I'm HIV possitive and can't waid 3 months for the test can I be tested for a viral load to see if it is hight to indicate that I might be infected?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...anxiety. If the anxiety is eating you up--as I assume it is--then please do two things: get tested now, and get another test at 3 months. And see a counselor about the anxiety, please. Okay? Read more »

What? Infection for 18 months? after two neg test outside window?

Lenght of HIV infectionNov 18, 2007 I had an HIV test March 2005 & 2006 both negative. HIV test 10/18/2007 results positive. The viral load was 61,091 & CD4 313. The expanded blood test came back today with viral load of 1,921 and a cd4 of 336. I...
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
...the result of the acute infection process, where we usually see the viral load get very high and then decline over the first 6 months or so to a lower level, sometimes referred to as the viral setpoint. Your first viral load test could have... Read more »

PLEASE ANSWER.Possible HIV infection, reliability of STD testing services offered on Internet, etc

Dear Dr. Bob,First, Happy, Happy New Year to you and your partner.! Second, I would like to thank you for answering so many questions. Your answers are educational, optimistic and encouraging unlike many others that I could find on the Internet. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation clinics or doctors' offices provide accurate results in just 20 minutes. As for other STD testing, I do not recommend home testing methods. A physician's physical examination is necessary to know exactly what tests to perform.Finally, as for... Read more »

Rountine Blood Test at Physical Exam

Hello,I had a blood screening two months ago and everything came back normal. The test included testing my WBC (White blood Cell) and RBC (Red Blood Cell) count. My question is can a routine blood test detect symptons of HIV? Just so you know I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, routine blood tests like WBC and RBC counts cannot detect HIV infection. The only reliable screening test is the HIV antibody test. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by the immune system to fight HIV. It can take two months or more for these antibodies to be produced. See Fact Sheet 102 for more information. However, the viral... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...that are linked to drug resistance. Clinical resistance shows up as a higher viral load, lower CD4 count, or opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ). Laboratory tests can measure phenotypic and genotypic resistance. Phenotypic... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...not developed antibodies and you are probably not infected. To get truly accurate results, it's necessary to wait three to six months after your last possible exposure to the virus before being tested. That is because the immune system can take... Read more »
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do you really need a 6 month test?

Posted by stupidgirl, 3 Replies
...i was tested in august and was negative. i test two more times before that with the same results. it is now nine months from possible exposure and i haven't done the six month test. i heard from this site that if you test neg. at 3 months then you Read more »

chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...recommended that you wait at least six weeks after your last exposure. A tiny number of people may not test positive for three months. These are generally people with pre-existing immune disorders such as chemotherapy patients or recent organ... Read more »

Yeast infections and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have read that recurrent yeast infections are a sign of HIV. I was tested 2 1/2 months after myexposure and it was negative, yet I have had two yeast infections since. Read more »

Will oralquick stick infect me again ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...amounts of those HIV infection symptoms. It comes with negative result though. Two questions 1. a day after that test, I saw a month ulcer and it is bleeding. I doubt the Oralquick test stick given by that clinican would be contaminated wtih... Read more »