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If I Don't Hear Back From My Doctor About My Hiv Test Results Is It Negative

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I have seen a similar question in the archives, but would like to hear from you Dr. Bob. (CELEXA AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dr. Bob, I had an exposure exactly 24 weeks back. I was so stressed over the exposure, that my doctor prescribed me Citalopram. I was taking the Citalopram medication through out these 5 months during the morning and again in the evenings i used...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test? I got the PCR test done after 4 months of my exposure. Thank You. Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, The recommended screening test for HIV infection is an HIV-antibody test three months or more following the last exposure. PCR testing is not... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II)

...do more than one under most circumstances (especially in babies). PCR tests are also usually done in conjunction with other tests for HIV, just to rule out inaccuracies in the test. This test is very difficult for labs to perform, hence its... Read more »
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Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

...as consolation. Because they should know, after they come out of that fog, if they have been prepared properly prior to the test results, that there's help, that they can live with HIV, that nowadays it can be medically manageable, and also that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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Making HIV Testing Part of All Hospital Admissions at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City

...testing implementation questionnaires to measure the house staff's attitudes and practice. Then we also looked at the number of HIV tests that were offered pre- and post- our implementation. Our results are as follows: If you look at the number... Read more »
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I have just found out my husband is HIV +

Posted by jayne, 10 Replies
Last Tuesday My husband was taken into hospital with pneumonia. They couldn't get his temperature down...so changed antibioctics...his lung was drained twice...(pleural effusion), he had lost so much weight almost overnight. They tested him for hiv... Read more »

I AM INFECTED BUT, WHY THE TESTS ARE NEGATIVE?

Posted by JER2, 7 Replies
...TODAY IN 312 AND CD4/CD8 IS 0.54. its obvious that i am infected, but now the tests: 4th month indeterminated elisa 7th month negative elisa 9th month POSITIVE quick test 10 month indeterminated WB (P31 banda) 11 month indetectable viral load ... Read more »

can't think straight!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...12 year navy man, just returned from deployment, and was forced to break my wife heart.... you see i had a one night stand with a 20 yr british girl, unprotected. i asked and trusted her when she said that she Read more »

strange story

Posted by kity2829, 2 Replies
...positive for HIV. I did not receive any counseling, and was afraid to think about it, so the only person that I mentioned the test result to was my husband. My husband said that the physician was making a joke, and that I misunderstood him. He... Read more »