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Is HIV Test At 12 Weeks Definitive

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HIV-Hep coinfection: test results definitive?

Thanks so much for the personal time that you continue to dedicate to answering questions through the forum.In a potential case of HIV-Hepatitis coinfection (either HBV and/or HCV), and where the individual has shown both acute and then chronic...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Wow - lots of good questions.1. First of all, most patients who get hepatitis are actually asymptomatic - eg, they have no symptoms. If they do have symptoms, they could be as non-specific as fatigue and loss of appetite.2. You don't mention... Read more »

A definitive HIV Testing response please.

Hi Ryan. You're a stud! Thanks for your invaluble work in this Forum; even when you answer the... Read more »

When is a test result definitive? (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr BSome of your boards you say that a three month test is all you need, but I was reading about... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is There a Cure for AIDS? Forum Lifts a Taboo

Connecting at the 18th International AIDS Conference this week in Vienna are about 200 researchers who want to resurrect the search for a definitive AIDS cure. Convened by 2008 Nobel laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, attendees are mapping out a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Would "Remain a Threat" Even If World Achieved "AIDS-Free Generation" by Any Definition

Lawrence Altman, former senior medical correspondent for the New York Times , writes in an opinion analysis in the newspaper that while there was much discussion about "ending the AIDS epidemic" and an "AIDS-free generation" at the XIX... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Cell Therapy aka Therapeutic "Vaccine" Surprise Announcement for World AIDS Day

Even the researchers admit any definitive conclusions must await more rigorous investigation. But on the eve of World AIDS Day the news of a possible novel, less onerous, and much more affordable approach to the treatment of HIV infection splashed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Be Greater Than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested Week Promotes Free HIV Testing June 19-27, 2010

New York, NY -- The first Be Greater Than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested Week will kick off on June 19th, calling on Americans, especially young people, to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the week leading up to... Read more »
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definite exposure symptoms but negative how?

Posted by jason22, 2 Replies
I have a question that I could not find addressed anywhere online. I know that the window period for HIV testing is stated as being anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months, with many places saying 3 months.

What I do not understand is, what kind of... Read more »

HOW do you know 9 week is definite

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it true that a 9 week test is definite, what is the proof , is there actual CDC documintation. Read more »

A definite answer PLEASE!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am antibody negative as of 20 1/2 weeks since my exposure. I still experience several symptoms and can't understand what is going on with my body. I finally had my doctor to order a more extensive test, but I think he ordered the wrong one. It... Read more »

Oraquick - oral fluid definitive at 100 days

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well, I was the guy who had unprotected vaginal insertive in Vegas with all the symptoms, nightsweats, lowgrade fever, chills, weightloss (7lbs), after the night sweats at week 4 I discovered ARS and lost my mind, I wasn't ever worried about HIV... Read more »