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Is HIV Testing Recommended At Six Weeks

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if Dr. Bob was French... ? (SIX WEEKS VERSUS THREE MONTH HIV TESTS)

Doctor Bob,suppose for a minute you were French - or just being in doctor in France. The authorities there consider an Antibody/Antigen test conclusive at 6 weeks. (For standard Ab tests, they say 3 months, like CDC). Ok. Now, someone asks you in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Bonjour Monsieur Dan!Je parle la langue de Molire. Alors, peut-tre je suis franais !!!??My job as "Dr. Bob," whether French, Italian or Zimbabwean, is to provide science-based factual information. I'm really not here to criticize or... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... Read more »

Six Weeks enough?

Dear Dr. Bob, My boyfriend was diagnosed to be a HIV infector, and we took two or three times of... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco, NYC Report False Positives From OraQuick Oral HIV Test; CDC to Issue Advisory Recommending Additional Test

CDC this week will issue a public health advisory recommending that all HIV-positive results from OraSure Technologies ' oral, rapid HIV tests be followed up by the company's rapid "finger stick" test after reports of an "unusual" number of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uganda Releases Guidelines on Breastfeeding, Including Recommendations for HIV-Positive Women

Uganda's Ministry of Health last week released breastfeeding guidelines as part of a wider policy on feeding policies for infants and young children, New Vision reports. The guidelines also include breastfeeding recommendations for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

Summary Introduction Recommendations for Adults and Adolescents Recommendations for Pregnant Women Additional Considerations for HIV Screening Acknowledgment References Consultants Membership List, November 2005 CDC, Division of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physicians' Group Recommends Using Public Cord Blood Banks, Routine HIV Testing

At its meeting in Hawaii this week, the American Medical Association adopted new guidelines to help doctors counsel pregnant women about donating their babies' umbilical cord blood to public cord blood banks. "Umbilical cord blood stem cells are... Read more »
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tested at six weeks

Posted by justsayno, 2 Replies
Ok so I tried my first time as a bottom with a gay guy. I sucked his penis unprotected for like 3 secs but then before he put a condom on he very slighty pushed his penis inside me then he put on a condom and put it up but then immediately removed... Read more »

Six week negative. Girlfriend and I still symptomatic. 'ARS can last for up to ten weeks'(?)

Posted by 908320498, 4 Replies
Hi guys, just a quick update from:

http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=infected&Number=269032

Six week test results came back:

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'HIV 1/2 Antigen/Antibody: Not Detected (not sure on... Read more »

Negative PCR and ELISA at six weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a female of unknown status. 4 weeks later after reading about hiv symptoms, I began having a number of symptoms including rash. I had elisa and pcr test negative at 45 days. Also saw a doctor who said symptoms could be... Read more »

To the "original six" /"dirty dozen"

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey unlucky, notanonymous, John in London, uhoh, anonymous123, une_fille! How are you all going? I have now tested negative to 22 weeks and have a 24 week result waiting for me that I have to collect but which I guess I now expect will be negative.... Read more »