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How Many People Have Tested Positive After 6 Months

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MESSAGE FOR 6 MONTH TEST PERSON -JAN 17

HEllo I am still praying for you and I do not even know you and I guess until we get to Heaven we will not have any idea who all has been praying for us. How was your test? My heart goes out for you. My 5 month test (EIA) was negative but I am very...
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
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DR I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR QUESTIONS MOST PEOPLE HAVE MANY HIV TESTS (MOST COMMON PCR DNA TEST I... Read more »

I think I'm going crazy

Michael, I have taken 2 tests. One at 6 weeks and one at 17 weeks and both have come up negative.... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...and 6 months after possible exposure will detect almost all HIV infections. However, there are no guarantees as to when an individual will produce enough antibodies to be detected by an HIV test. If you have any unexplained symptoms, talk... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...developing opportunistic infections (See fact sheet 500 .) Higher results are better. Get a baseline test and then every 3 or 4 months, if possible. "Baseline" is an initial reference value. This is usually measured when you first test... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact Sheet 124 ) are infected during acute infection, and after 14... Read more »
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Testing beyond 6 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read a reply on the Just Tested Positive area in which someone said it is fact that people can test positive after 6 months. What is this about? IS testing warranted after 6 months and WHEN is it done, finished, etc?? Read more »

question about testing and results

Posted by guy23, 2 Replies
...that the virus COULD be detected shortly after infection but that to be totally sure the test would have to be repeated after 6 months. this was well over a decade ago. so i don't know if things have changed since then. i know that there are... Read more »

RE: Hurry up!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...person is clinicly clear from major symptoms such as lymph nodes or blemishes in the mouth then it is advisable to test up to 6 months. Let us evaluate the situation of zazoo for example, this person had a positve elisa after the 8 months, he/she... Read more »

Elisa-testing in the Netherlands

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...an sex. exposure, this is conclusive. Exception : Rare cases in where people test negative after 3 months and positive after 6 months, these people are already sick and the body is really 'slow' in producing antibodies. JJ Read more »