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How Many Months Does It Take For Hiv To Show

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Is it 3 months or 4 months for HIV testing if you take PEP?

Doctor, I am taking PEP. I read that I have to wait for 3 months after the last day of PEP and not 3 months from the date of incident, to have reliable HIV tests. Could you please advise which one is it - 3 months from the date of incident or 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The published guidelines for post-PEP HIV-antibody testing recommend follow-up HIV-antibody tests at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure (not the last day of PEP).Dr. Bob... Read more »

Cost of a month of HIV treatment

Sir:I will be paying for my medications out of pocket, what is the typical (wide question) monthly... Read more »

3 MONTHS HIV Test after PEP

Is HIV Test as per CDC guidelines after 2 months post pep, 3 months post exposure conclusive.Do I... Read more »

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Out Bone Disease Prevalence in the HIV-Positive Population Defining Low Bone Mineral Density Causes of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis in HIV-Positive People Screening for Bone Disease Debate: DXA... Read more »

This Month in HIV: Top 10 HIV Medical Stories of 2006 Summary

--> What It Was: One of the largest HIV treatment studies of all time. More than 5,000 people with HIV from around the world were split into two groups: One group started HIV treatment and continued without any interruption for the duration of... Read more »

This Month in HIV: Summary of "Top 10 HIV Stories of the Past Year"

The Story: HIV is one of the most rapidly evolving fields in medicine, but even so, the clip at which new HIV medications have been approved lately is stunning. And we're not just talking about new meds in existing drug classes; we're also talking... Read more »

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
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10 months with HIV

Posted by DolphinIsh, 3 Replies
Today is my 10Th anniversary about my new life with HIV....=)))... And i just wanted to let everyone know lil bit about what happened in the past 10 months...
Everything was so hard in the begining... first month i ve been dealing with the depression... Read more »

20 months of HIV stress

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I can't believe all I have been through for the last 20 months. After a "low risk" encounter outside my marriage I came down with a strange illness a few days later. It was something I had never felt before, consisting of a very flushed feeling,... Read more »

7 month HIV and Syphilis Negatives...Von Dutch?

Posted by rufenough, 1 Reply
Hi all,

To anyone who has followed my progress out there (especially for you Mrs J&J! And OG, Von Dutch), I got my negative results for HIV and Syphillis Wednesday morning.

My doctor is now referring me onto an infectious disease specialist, and a... Read more »

ARS Symptoms 12 months ago HIV + ex GF

Posted by withoutyou, 1 Reply
Regarding my X from the get go I knew she had HIV I always wore condoms for vaginal sex. There were instances when I had a cold sore(very small and not open) and I performed oral sex on her or cuts on my fingers early on, I wasn't overly worried... Read more »