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How Accurate Is A 3 Month Hiv Test

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Is hiv testing at 3 months valid whlle pregnant?

Hi Docter,I am pregnant and paranoid , I gave a blow job to an old male friend and aquired chlamydia. I know that increases my risk for transmission orally he did not cumm in my mouth. My friend says he is negative but of course of my anxiety and me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello P and P (pregnant and paranoid),I would consider your negative three-month test conclusive and definitive. No additional HIV testing is warranted. Some STDs, like chlamydia, are much more readily transmitted than HIV. Although not really... Read more »

Is the medicines after exposure of 6 months affect the HIV test results?

Sir,I had a sex with girl on the 21/12/08.In June,2009 I got fever, cold and cough. It has 7 days.... 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 »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vital Signs: HIV Testing and Diagnosis Among Adults -- United States, 2001 - 2009

...diagnoses, AIDS diagnoses, and late diagnoses of HIV infection (defined as an AIDS diagnosis made ≤12 months from an initial HIV diagnosis) for persons diagnosed with HIV infection during 2001 - 2008 and reported to CDC through June 2009; these... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
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Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
Hi, I am a 23-year old girl from Belgium, and trying to get in touch with other girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this... Read more »

Tested Hiv+ 2 Months ago

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Hi My names John and i tested Hiv+ 2 months ago, i have only told two people including my wonderful and supportive brother. My problem is not totaliy directed towards how Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

3 vs 6

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I know this has been addressed before, but why, if 90% of the world says 3 months is accurate for HIV testing, does the CDC say 6 months? How many people show up positive between three and six...a few, a lot? If all of these countries Read more »