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Is A 6 Months Hiv Test Conclusive

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CONFUSING 6 MONTH HEPATITIS AND HIV TESTs, NEED YOUR HELP

Dear Doctor BabaraI recently got the results of my 6 month tests, i had taken PEP for 30 days in April, the exposure was last day of March. The test was taken 180 days after possible exposure.HEP A,C and HIV are negative.Now HEP B, this is where it...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect the laboratory report may be confusing you but that the results are fine. Would discuss with your doctor. Read more »

Is the medicines after exposure of 6 months affect the HIV test results?

Sir,I had a sex with girl on the 21/12/08.In June,2009 I got fever, cold and cough. It has 7 days.... Read more »

HIV Testing (3 MONTHS VS, 6 MONTHS TESTING )

Hello to my favorite doctor in the world,I have a question about HIV testing. In a couple recent... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vital Signs: HIV Testing and Diagnosis Among Adults -- United States, 2001 - 2009

...diagnoses, AIDS diagnoses, and late diagnoses of HIV infection (defined as an AIDS diagnosis made ≤12 months from an initial HIV diagnosis) for persons diagnosed with HIV infection during 2001 - 2008 and reported to CDC through June 2009; these... 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

...largely on the providers' perception of the patients' risk behaviors. 21 Data confirm that testing rates are higher when HIV tests are included in the standard panel of screening tests for all pregnant women. 52 , 69 , 104 Women also are... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...positive, then HIV infection probably occurred a few months or longer before the tests. In June 2010 the FDA approved a new HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for... Read more »
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Is it possible to take longer than 6 months?

Posted by value24, 1 Reply
...had a condom protected one night stand with a woman of unkown status, paid for, and was tested by ELISA 1/2 at 5 months and 6 months post exposure. Can it ever take longer? is 6 months absolutely conclusive no matter what? Regardless of what... Read more »

Question regarding test results?

Posted by mimi26, 1 Reply
...and have recently been tested and my results were "Non Reactive." I have not been exposed in any way to the virus in in over 6 months. However, beyond 6 months I have had a couple exposures to unprotected sex with people of unkown status which... Read more »

neg. test=hiv neg.?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the most experts mean a 6-month-negative hiv-test is conclusive. but I have read some(rare) people take a longer time. you need such people? my question Read more »

MASSACHUSSETTS WINDOW PERIOD 6 WEEKS CONCLUSIVE!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Bureau 1 A Guide to HIV Counseling and Testing Take control of your health. Know your status. Get tested. What is the HIV test? The HIV test can be either a blood test or an oral test (which tests the cells from the lining of your... Read more »