Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv Three Month Test

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Is an HIV test at three months conclusive?

Concerned Male, 20, writing. (I just sent this letter, but I think it was at the wrong forum so I am sending it here as well). I have a scary story and I just want to ensure that I am ok. Last year, on the night of October 8, I was drunk and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Let me get this straight. You either had an alcohol-induced blackout or were drugged by two strange men, and the last memory you have is one of them saying, "We just want to see you get fucked?" You then woke up the next morning on an... Read more »

if Dr. Bob was French... ? (SIX WEEKS VERSUS THREE MONTH HIV TESTS)

Doctor Bob,suppose for a minute you were French - or just being in doctor in France. The... Read more »

why do you say 6 months when everyone else says three for HIV testing????

sorry but why on earth would you say six months for testing, when everyone from the CDC to HIV... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Papua New Guinea: AIDS "Reporting" to See Increase

In the last quarterly report, 6,103 people had been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea and the figure is likely to increase as the testing and reporting system improves. National AIDS Council Statistical Officer Agnes Gege said Thursday the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Launching Program to Identify New HIV Infections Within Two to Three Months

San Francisco this month will launch a two-year pilot program to identify new HIV infections soon after they occur, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This program is the first of its kind in the U.S. and aims to reduce the number of new cases... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scotland Records More Than 100 New HIV Cases During First Three Months of 2009

More than 100 new HIV cases were reported in Scotland between January and March, bringing the total number of cases recorded to date to 5,901, according to a recently released report from Health Protection Scotland , the PA/ Press and Journal ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fourth Adult Film Actor Tests HIV-Positive But Unrelated to Other Three Cases; Bill to Require More Testing Set Aside

A fourth pornographic film actor in California has tested HIV-positive, although the case is unrelated to three other adult film actors who tested positive last month, Reuters reports. A transsexual actor who goes by the stage name Jennifer on... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Very scared at three months!

Posted by Saginaw007, 3 Replies
Thanks for listening to me. Here's my situation. On aug 9th I performed unprotected oral sex on a sex worker. One of the reasons that I am concerned is that I suffer from bleeding gums. My symptoms are I have had a loose stool for for about 2... Read more »

The GOOD OLD THREE MONTH RULE!!!!!

Posted by Virgo, 1 Reply
To all WW, please read thorugh this. It comes from the CDC website. Someday they will update ALL of their website.

Here's a recommendation that comes directly from the training manuals used by the CDC.

"All testing follows the same basic steps:

1.... Read more »

Regarding three months too long ..Jackie, anyone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone please comment on the reply that was posted on 3/19 and 9:21 pm... Is this so?

It says that if ARS started 4 weeks later it can last for 4 months, so then the window period is extented. Or would one test positive still after 3 months, if... Read more »