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How Many People Have Tested Positive After 6 Months

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What to Do If the Test Is Positive

Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy Emotional Support Medical Care Healthy Habits The results of the HIV test are back -- and you're HIV-positive. What should you do? There are many things that you can do to stay healthy. Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy Below are some ideas to help keep you healthy. However, it is also important to consider the health of others when you know you are HIV-positive. To do that, it is important...
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Do people automatically test positive after ARS symptoms?

Seven weeks ago I made a stupid decision and had unprotected insertive anal intercourse with another male whose HIV status I did not know. Three or four weeks later, I developed a body rash which looked like an allergic reaction. I had been using...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The amount of time it takes for a person to develop a detectable level of antibodies around the time of primary infection symptoms is variable. For this reason, if a person has significant exposure (anal or vaginal sex with an HIV infected, or high... Read more »

HIV Testing (3 MONTHS VS, 6 MONTHS TESTING )

Hello to my favorite doctor in the world,I have a question about HIV testing. In a couple recent posts, such as the one titled "Just Diagnosed - Partner at Risk," you recommended testing at 3 and 6 months.In most of the other posts,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is really a QTND (question that never ideas) and as such has an ATNC (answer that never changes). I'll reprint a post from the archives that addresses your concern.Dr. BobAgain with the 3/6 MonthsDec 15, 2006 Dr. Bob - I have found that... Read more »

Positive P24, but still not testing positive for HIV 18 months later

Friend tested positive for P24 one month after sexual exposure when he became ill. Two years later he has had all negative AIDS tests including three viral load tests. F/U P24 tests are negative. T cells fine. He had a history of giving blood w/o...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The p24 antigen is not recommended for screening purposes for several reasons. One reason is that it is subject to false positive reactions due to the presence of interfering substances in the blood. In view of the subsequent negative p24, HIV... Read more »

People Worried About Taking 6+ Months

Hello Dr. Holodniy!I want to offer you my appreciation for your taking the time to help educate people here about HIV. I think what you're doing is wonderful.I think you may be able to help some of the people who think they'll still test...
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
Wow!! A true disciple.MH... Read more »
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Truth about people testing positive after negativ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was just wondering...some people say after you get tested after 3 months and it's negative, that's a definite answer. Then I hear that it's 6 months? What is the truth? And are there any real cases of people testing positive after testing... Read more »

I tested positive a month ago and I'm doing fine

Posted by scottypdx, 4 Replies
Okay -

I was reading most of the posts on here, and...people seem to be taking the news of becoming positive harder than I have. And that's understandable given the world that we live in and the stigma attached to HIV.

I've been doing OK since I got... Read more »

Tested positive one month ago....first labs

Posted by newpozguy, 3 Replies
Hi all,

Back on October 10th I tested postive for HIV. My HIV test had actually been prompted by other traumatic events in my life that I won't go into here, but let's say that 2006 has been an awful year for me. At any rate, I am very scared as I... Read more »

Tested positive last month...its very difficult!!!

Posted by nevathot, 1 Reply
I tested positive last month and i must say i did not at all expect it..maybe thats why i cant come to terms with accepting it...i disgust myself,im dissapointed and angry..im a very attractive 26 year old african lady and still look perferctly... Read more »