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Is Testing After Three Months Reliable

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IS 6 MONTHS TESTING STILL REQUIRED NOW A DAYS???-SURELY DONATE

Hi Doctor,I have taken unprotected oral 3 times almost 4 months back.On 3rd october and 15th October it was again protected sex and unprotected oral with the sex workers.I did the fingering as well.Well i dont know i had cut at that times.In one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...very encouraging, but not yet considered conclusive. For a definitive HIV-antibody test, you'll have to wait until the three-month mark.2. See #1 above.3. Only in certain situations, such as occupational exposures or significant exposures to a... Read more »

RELIABILITY OF BRITISH TEST AFTER 3 MONTHS

HI BOB,3 MONTHS AGO I HAD AN AVERAGELY RISKY ENCOUNTER, 1WEEK LATER I PRESENTED SYMPTOMS OF SWOLLEN... Read more »

6 Month old infant & Mother Test Negative for HIV, Father tested Positive

We are in the process of adopting a baby boy from Taiwan. He was tested at 6month of age for HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

District of Columbia: Jail Testing Finds 20 New HIV Cases in First Month

... An HIV testing program begun last month in the D.C. jail has found that 4.4 percent of the 1,264 people screened so far are HIV-positive, correctional officials said Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC-Funded Clinical Trial Testing Tenofovir for HIV Prevention to Begin Next Month in Bangkok

...A CDC -funded, three-year clinical trial testing Gilead 's antiretroviral drug Viread to determine its effectiveness in preventing HIV transmission is scheduled to begin next Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
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"New" test or "Old" test/ (3 months or 6 months)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I found the following online- QUESTION- It is just overwhelming when you have to wait 6 months [for conclusive HIV results]. Different Internet sites say different things about the window period. thebody.com states 3 months Read more »

3 months vs. 6 months testing...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you had sex with KNOWN HIV+, is this mean that your window period is now automatically 6 months? Why less if you don't know the status? Doesn't this sound confusing? Read more »

How Reliable is a 3 Month Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hello, I tested negitive at 3 months, however, I have persistant symtpoms that are very strange for my body. I won't go into detail on these symptoms but they are Read more »

Testing beyond 6 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Just Tested Positive area in which someone said it is fact that people can test positive after 6 months. What is this about? IS testing warranted after 6 months and WHEN is it done, finished, etc?? Read more »