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Is HIV Test At 12 Weeks Definitive

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ARS symptoms after 12 week negative *donation!*

Hi Doc!I just recently (2 weeks ago) completed a test for Hep along with HIV which was all negative a little more than 12 weeks after my ripped condom fiasco (insertive vaginal, me being the male). It was anonymous here in Shanghai (I'm a foreigner...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your negative HIV test at 12 weeks is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional tests are warranted.Your "lingering Read more »

Antibodies after 10 days????

I had a low risk encounter (oral sex) but my anxiety was so bad that I had several tests done. All... Read more »

Hello Doctor... a question for the wise

After reading several of your answers to many posts, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and get... Read more »
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... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
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...infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make "antibodies" -- special molecules to fight HIV. A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection.... Read more »
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freaking out

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I had 2 unprotected encounters. I was negative 3 1/2 weeks after and 6 weeks after. What are my chances of getting HIV? I am testing at 8 and 12 for reassurance and a conclusive. This Read more »

Testing question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My low-risk exposure would have been around December 21. I got tested on January 31, so that's approximately 6 weeks minus 1 day (41 days). It was the ELISA and the results were negative. I plan to get tested at 3 months just to be sure. Does Read more »

3 week test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Guys.... Is there any credibility at all to a 3 week test(HIV)? I just took one and am wondering if it was a complete waste of time. Read more »

Negative at 6 weeks.

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...I just tested again and I'm negative after 6 weeks. The incident I'm concerned about occurred on Febrary 11, I tested on Mar 29, so that was approximately 46 days later. Does Read more »