The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Is An Hiv Test Conclusive At 3 Months

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

HIV-2 test conclusive at 3 months?

Hello Doc. Wohl, I've been reading couple websites and it states that HIV-2 antibodies can take 6 months to be detected on a test. If this is the case, can the HIV-1/2 antibody test at 3 months be conclusive?Please please answer this question...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The problem with the internet is that it is hard to tell when information posted was written. Modern HIV testing can detect antibodies to HIV much sooner than older tests. At 3 months if the test is negative for HIV-1 or HIV-2, you are negative.DW... Read more »

is a rapid test for hiv is conclusive after 3 months

hello dr, i am from india.i had unprotected vaginal sex with my last 4 girlfriends for many times... Read more »

Is an HIV test at three months conclusive?

Concerned Male, 20, writing. (I just sent this letter, but I think it was at the wrong forum so I... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Official Rewrote Safety Report on Nevirapine Use in Pregnant Women to Change Conclusions, Remove Negative Information

Dr. Edmund Tramont, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division of AIDS , rewrote a safety report on the use of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine in pregnant women in order to change its conclusions and remove... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Conclusions and Recommendations: Universal Access for MSM to HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Programs

Ninety-one countries (71%) did not report on access for MSM to HIV prevention programs. Only 10 of 128 countries (7%) were able to report that at least 60% of MSM have access to HIV prevention programs. Some MSM experts note that the calculations of... Read more »

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Out Bone Disease Prevalence in the HIV-Positive Population Defining Low Bone Mineral Density Causes of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis in HIV-Positive People Screening for Bone Disease Debate: DXA... Read more »

This Month in HIV: Top 10 HIV Medical Stories of 2006 Summary

--> What It Was: One of the largest HIV treatment studies of all time. More than 5,000 people with HIV from around the world were split into two groups: One group started HIV treatment and continued without any interruption for the duration of... Read more »
Connect With Others

Is HIV ELISA test 3 months conclusive?

Posted by absolute, 1 Reply
Is HIV ELISA blood test at 3 months after possible exposure conclusive? What factors affect the window period of HIV? Why do some people are false negative after 3 months? Thanks Read more »

3 month test conclusive for everyone?

Posted by Worried12, 3 Replies
My only risk was masturbating with worn panties with yellow stains in them. I tested negative at almost 4 months. I just had a diarrhea attack, and I am lightheaded and have trouble remembering things and am now scared I have HIV again. Should I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok, once and for all I want people to drop the testing period subject. I went to and asked an RN about the testing window. She told me that 3 months is conclusive. The only time you have to retest at 6 months is if you KNOW for a FACT... Read more »

Conclusive at 3 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Are test results at 3 months conclusive or must I go back at 6 months? I heard that it's rare for secroversion to occur after 3 months, but I am still curious.

Read more »