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

Home Access 3 Months Vs 6 Months

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Connect With Others

Home Access results after six months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My result is waiting for me at Home Access. I sent my test in more than six months ago, and the recording says to call back during business hours. I have pretty much accepted that the result is positive, otherwise my results would still not be... Read more »

Home Access, negative at 2 months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

I just got my 2 months result from Home Access, it's NEGATIVE! I know it's not conclusive, but I can at least breath a little easier now.

I actually talked to a counselor after I get the result (can't trust the computer) and have him... Read more »

Home Access, how good at 2 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I've been frantically reading this board for 2 months, but I seldom post. I figured out the only way to potentially restore my happiness now is to take a test. Now I'm at 8 weeks after the possible exposure. My state has the name reporting... Read more »

Home Access Neg at 3 Months, should I worry?

Posted by Aurora82, 1 Reply
Hi, I had my last exposure in the middle of May. I got tested after 8 weeks and came back neg. (Sad to say, the only reason I got tested in the first place was because I got genital herpes 15 days after exposure.) I tested with the Home Access... Read more »

3 month Home Access

Posted by worried2011
Long story short. Gave brief oral to a hooker. Racked with anxiety. Just tested negative with Home Access at three months. Would like to believe it but now I am doubting the accuracy b/c of the Home Access test being a second generation test. ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is Home Access test conclusive at 6 months?

Dr. Kull,I tested negative at 6 months post exposure with a sex worker. Can I consider this conclusive, or do I need further confirmation. I began having exema rashes on my fingers after the exposure, so I'm concerned I may be a late...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Home Access considers their testing methods to have greater than 99.9% accuracy when used 6 or more months after exposure. For more information, vistit the Home Access website by clicking on the add on the top right corner of this forum's main... Read more »

Is my 3.5 month negative home access enough

Dear Dr. Bob, Here is the deal. I want to thank you for all of the effort you put into this website, and to your foundation. What you do for people, especially the "worried wells" is amazing. I've written a few times, but have had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Wicked Scared in MA,1.Yes, it's conclusive. A six-month test is not necessary, but the option to get one is always available to you. The result will undoubtedly be negative.2.You are not infected.3.The symptoms of HIV-1 aren't really... Read more »

Is Home Access Testing Enuf @ 3 months?

Hi Dr. Bob,I have read a many a responses...quite amusing!! the point....I am a gay male who last had sex with a man on 8.21.06 of this year. I was wondering if a negative test 12 weeks (3 months) after this incident is possible to do...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi B,No sex since 8/21/06??? Yikes! What's up with that? (Or should that be "not up?") At any rate your three-month negative Home Access would indeed be considered definitive, conclusive and "WOO-HOO-able," barring any... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Services Agency Sues New Hampshire Town for Restricting Access to Group Home

A Keene, N.H., AIDS services agency -- AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region -- said it is suing Gilsum, N.H., town officials for overstepping their authority and violating the state constitution by restricting who is allowed to live at a group... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Cry for Help for Caregivers

Late payment of the small monthly stipend that the Health Department provides to volunteer caregivers threatens to undermine the system, experts say. Among South Africa's nearly 39,000 community caregivers, 57 percent work in critical HIV and TB... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawi to Provide HIV-Positive Civil Servants With Additional $35 Monthly, Health Minister Says

Malawi plans to provide HIV-positive civil servants in the country with an additional $35 monthly in an effort to improve their nutrition, Health Minister Marjorie Ngaunje said on Monday, Reuters South Africa reports (Reuters South Africa, 1/7). ... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Report From the President: JHACI: A Low-Cost, High-Impact Intervention

The April 2002 IAPAC Monthly featured an update on development of the Global AIDS Learning & Evaluation Network (GALEN), a program of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) designed to train, evaluate, and certify as... Read more »