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How Many People Test Positive By 11 Weeks

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The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...prisons are most likely to get TB. People with latent (not active) TB do not spread the disease. Once a person with active TB starts treatment (drugs, more below in "TB Treatment"), they usually can't spread the disease after 2-3 weeks on treatment. People with active TB should be isolated until they can no longer spread the disease. If you have TB or spend time around people with TB, wear a disposable face mask. Certain types of air filters...
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37 weeks positive elisa and p24 indeterminate western blo

I have just been told thst my hiv test(elisa)and my western blot was indeterminate. I am 37 weeks pregnant and have had one sexual encounter a year and a half ago with a man other than my fiancee and I am scared. I tested negative at the begining of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Aug 13, 2009 Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and... Read more »

Tested at eleven week mark

Dear Doctor,I am a young male professor at a university in Lima, Peru. I had sex with a young student (vaginal ONLY). She's 21. I know that this is not ethical, however, when two people like each other, well this usually happens... you probably...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Antonio,The vast majority of HIV-positive folks will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibody in their blood within four to six weeks. Some folks take a bit longer for their immune response to kick in. For this reason, the published guidelines... Read more »

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
...symptoms is variable. For this reason, if a person has significant exposure (anal or vaginal sex with an HIV infected, or high risk individual), then PCR-RNA testing as well as antibody testing is recommended. Follow-up antibody testing after the... Read more »

Should I be tested again?

Dear Doctor, I have tested 3 times: two ELISA 11 1/2 and 12 1/2 weeks after a low risk exposure (I believe) and one PCR DNA 16 1/2 weeks after exposure. All negative.I am confused now, because I have read answers in this forun, where some peolple...
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
...People continue to get mixtures of tests at different points of time after different kinds of low or high risk exposure. Thus it it Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: More Than 1,000 Ugandans Die From Diseases Each Week in Camps for Homeless People

...Ugandan government, various UN agencies, Britain, and the International Rescue Committee, more than 1,000 Ugandans die each week in refugee camps created because of an 18-year insurgency in the northern part of the country. Between January and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...seasonal or 2009 H1N1) will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that result in being hospitalized and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...than 1,000 copies/ml, vaginal delivery is as safe as C-section in terms of transmission rate to the baby. The baby receives six weeks of oral AZT after delivery. If no treatment is started prior to labor, the mother and infant should receive... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a... Read more »
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1st week as positive

Posted by RandyNnyc, 8 Replies
...of support group yet either (i guess part of the denial) but would like to find someone to talk to--another newly diagnosed person and/or someone that's been living with HIV for awhile. Read more »

11 weeks negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I tested 11 weeks negative, is this conclusive enough? Even when I have symptoms right now (swollen lymph glands, sore throat,tiredness)? Thanks Read more »

test at 11.5 weeks?

Posted by JillianB, 3 Replies
...you?) I know he has been with several girls since then, however. The fear and anxiety is killing me. I tested negative at 7 weeks but I still can't get it off my mind. Now for my question... I e-mailed the testing coordinator who did my test at... Read more »

Turning positive at 12th week?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I found out that my boyfriend was cheating on me during our relationship. I was tested with oraquick at 4, 8 & 11th weeks, all negative. I'm afraid if i re-test for the 12th week, I'll be positive. According to my hiv counselor, he said I... Read more »