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Hiv Tests Timeline

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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Approximate Timeline of Testing and Symptoms for HIV/AIDS

(These times are approximate and may vary greatly from person to person!) NOT Drawn to Scale! (Click the image to enlarge.) Key: AVS = Acute Viral Syndrome A = Antigen test PCR = Polymerase Chain Reaction test [----] ... Read more »
Terri Wilder

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 2004

31 Years at a Glance 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 ... Read more »
Terri Wilder

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 2011

31 Years at a Glance 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HTLV-I Testing and Symptoms Timeline

I am confused concerning timelines. I understand that standard practice is HIV testing at 3 and 6 months and that possible no symptoms may be experienced (after possible ARS) for many years. I am howver confused on HTLV-1 as I read at this site...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The following is a GENERAL review comparing when tests will detect infection with Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 (HTLV-I) infection, and when symptoms from this virus generally appear. HTLV-I is a different virus... Read more »

timeline for resistance testing

My doctor told me that a resistance test is not accurate if too long a period goes by after exposure. Is this true? If so,for long a period of time after exposure is the test accrurate? ...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There have been some well known studies that have looked at the drug resistance patterns of the virus found in the blood of people who were recently (generally, within 1 year) HIV infected. The good news was that most people did not have drug... Read more »

Testing timeline

Hi there! After reading every post on this site I am still needing answers!I am a female who had protected sex with a condom with a male I was dating for the last 5 weeks of our relationship. Our last/final sexual encounter was 8 weeks ago. After...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If you really had read "every post on this site," you'd already have your answers! And you'd be 132-years-old. Briefly, here are your answers:1.HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered... Read more »

HIV/HBV likely seropositive timeline

Dear Dr. My partner and I were exposed to HBV on Dec 21, 2005, which at the time we were unaware of. I developed severe symptoms(fatigue,upper body weakness, lymph swelling, but no jaundice) in exactly 4 weeks. My partner had none. Thinking it was...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I do not suspect that your hepatitis B is affecting your HIV testing.I would recommend HIV testing at 6 months after the exposure as well.HOwever, most patients who seroconvert are detected by now.... Read more »
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Timeline of Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I tested for HIV at 24 weeks after exposure and I was negative. Should I test after 26 weeks just to play it safe, since technically 26 weeks is six months. Has anyone ever tested negative at 24 weeks and poz later? Read more »

Timeline Question

Posted by Blixer, 2 Replies
I was just informed of a positive HIV test result this past Monday. I'm scheduled for a followup visit with an HIV specialist next Tuesday. In the meantime I'm wondering when I was infected and how long it has been. What led me to be tested was a... Read more »

Curious about timelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It seems I've visited every hiv testing/information site. I am quite confused by the timeline recommendations regarding testing. Some sites say 6 weeks, some 12 weeks and some even say 6 months to a year. What is the most accurate timeframe? I... Read more »

timeline

Posted by zdenal, 1 Reply
Hello
My question is: WHO recommends testing 6 weeks and then 3 months if the result is negative and the person is negative. I've only tested the 168th INSTI negative day and 172 days a 4G negative ELISA. I failed to comply with a timeline WHO. Will... Read more »