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How Late Can Hiv Take To Show Up

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Identifying Barriers to HIV Testing: Personal and Contextual Factors Associated With Late HIV Testing

Late diagnosis of HIV, which is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs, continues to occur despite the availability of HIV testing. In the current study, researchers accessed the HIV/AIDS case registry of the San... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late HIV Diagnosis Not a Major Factor in Continued Spread of HIV, Danish Study Suggests

In spite of public health prevention campaigns to raise awareness of high-risk behavior for HIV transmission, about 300 new HIV cases are diagnosed every year in Denmark. To determine how to target future prevention programs, researchers... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Late HIV Diagnosis: Predictors, Costs, Consequences, and Solutions

Table of Contents Introduction CDC Says Test Everyone (Almost) Late HIV Diagnosis: Numbing Numbers Harbingers of Belated Diagnosis or Presentation How Much Does Late Diagnosis Cost -- and Who Pays? Clinical Consequences of Late HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

what is early and what is late hiv infection?

How do you define 'early' hiv infection and 'late' or advanced infection?I am having trouble with my short term memory and the forums talk about this only being a problem (dementia) in late stage hiv infection.How do I know if 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
Early or acute is usually in the first 6-12 months of infection. Then it becomes chronic infection. Late infection usually is defined as those who have been infected for some years or have an AIDS diagnosis, which you do, based on your CD4 count. It... Read more »

Late HIV results

Last March I got my physical along with some bloodwork. Last week I was urgently informed to go to the hospital. Apparently my HIV test was positive but the results were sent to a different unit until it was discovered this week. I was numb when my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-positive result was delayed a full six months??? WOWZA. No wonder you are pissed off. Obviously someone screwed up! The responsibility really rests with the physician who performed your physical examination last March and ordered the... Read more »

Symptoms in partners but negative antibody test (late hiv?)

Hello DoctorI am a 29 year old male.My question is regarding testing and its reliability 10 years after a high risk exposure(unprotected sex). In 2001 i had unprotected sex with a women whose HIV status is unknown to me. I remember falling quite...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:To answer your questions:1. Your HIV test is conclusive. Any HIV test done outside of the three month window is conclusive. You do not need to test for this incident anymore. 2. While a VDRL test can provide a false-negative if done during... Read more »


Hi, My father was diagnosed with Throat Cancer in lymph nodes year ago and treatment had gone well and it was well in control. But the infection's started to occur in his mouth and this had doctor's check for him for HIV. And the dreaded...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry to hear the unfortunate news of your father's multiple diagnoses. It's indeed a tragedy when HIV/AIDS goes unrecognized and consequently untreated for such a long time that the immune system becomes so decimated (deficient)... Read more »
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hiv so late?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am feeling soooo worn out the last couple of days... tested -ve at 10 months. Could this be hiv? I hear its impossible since I have tested at 10 months via EIA (possible exposure from a sex worker in August 05.... Any opinions???? A friend of mine... Read more »

Late conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear guy, here is my situation. I just test 17 weeks hiv -ve. However, the chlamydia and herpes 1&2 all turn positive. The result of my 3 months test are -ve chlamydia and positive herpes 1. Hiv also -ve in 3 months. My doctor said I might be... Read more »

never too late to be tested!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What exactly are your "ramblings" about??? #1 it's never too late to get tested, many folks are HIV +, don't know it, sleep with their partner and DON'T infect them...this is a time bomb, therefore, them testing is very necessary and IS NOT TOO... Read more »

Does this seem like ARS? I've been terrified lately.

Posted by natasha0b, 1 Reply
Hello, So I'm going to explain my story and I know symptoms aren't an indicator of whether or not I am HIV positive, but I would really appreciate if you guys could let me know if I even fit what would appear to be ARS.
So late one Saturday night I... Read more »