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Is It Possible To Turn Positive After 6 Months

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Possibility of Negative at 3 months turning positive later ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
What is the chance of negative hiv test (4th gen cmia) at 3 months into positive later ? High risk heterosexual exposure experiencing ARS like symptom presently .... Sore throat, fatigue, rash, swollen lymph on the neck. I am so confused as many... Read more »

chances of a 6 week negative turning positive duo

Posted by anxious66, 4 Replies
Has anyone actually seroconverted after a 6-8 week negative? Or has anyone heard of this happening? i can't trust in my negative 6 week 4th gen duo test result as being conclusive because i still have a few symptoms such as an irritated throat and... Read more »

chances of 12 weeks negative turning into positive

Posted by kitten1970, 4 Replies
I engaged in a risky exposure and have had followng tests:
DNA/PCR negative at 4 weeks
Antiboy negative at 4 weeks
DNA/PCR negative at 8 weeks
Antibody negative at 8 weeks
Antibody negative at 12 weeks
It has been around 4 1/2 months since exposure... Read more »

Chances of 40 day negative test turning positive

Posted by Athlete23, 1 Reply
Hi , I took an HIV test after 40 days of exposure I tested negative which I believe is 3rd generation ELISA from Quest Diagnostics. Now I did have protected sex vaginal and anal but when I was having vaginal sex I became soft and had some precum in... Read more »

Anxiety about being positive...turned out negative

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am posting this as a message to anyone who has worried or is worried about being infected. For the last year and a half I have been worried that I am HIV positive. I have read all of the forums on this and many other sites, and I developed an... Read more »
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Is it possible to get hiv positive even though test was negative after 6 months

i had unprotected oral sex on sept2011. After three week, i went to a private clinic for Hiv DNA test. That test was negative. During windows periods, i took rapid test more 12 times. All of them were negative. I also had rapid test after 3 months,...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No you can rest assured that at 6 months if you have an HIV negative test you can be sure you are indeed negative. If your symptoms persist I would recommend you see a provider to have them evaluated though I feel confident they do not... Read more »

ELISA turned positive - could I be a late seroconverter?

Dr. Young,I think the post that yours is an amazing forum is very true. And, of all the great doctors on the, you are the one who responds fastest to questions. Thank you for that!I have a question and hope you don't mind a slight...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Stop testing-- the ELISA is used as a screening test only-- if the Western blot and bDNA were negative at 9 months, you don't have HIV. BY... Read more »

False Positive?? Please help, no where else to turn

Dear Dr Bob,I need your help and dont know where else to turn... I am currently living in a country on a VISA an am scared to get professional advice as I think I am just paranoid, well I hope so anyway!I have been with my boyfriend now (in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There is no such thing as a "slightly positive" HIV test just as there is no such thing as being "slightly HIV infected". That you had a subsequent negative HIV-antibody/antigen test plus an undetectable HIV plasma viral... Read more »

just turned positive! 19 yrs old kid

hiI JUST TURNED POSITIVE ON OCT 24.I HAVE NOT DISCLOSED MY RESULTS TO ANY ONE!iam afraid of what will happen if i tell my parents! iam gone nuts!!!!!!!! wat therapy should i start!and the fear of dying has engulfed me!will i die? youngthankyouindian...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Indian guy:I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis and situation. The prognosis for persons living with HIV is improving around the world-- not necessarily perfect for all, but improving education and access to care is reaching many parts of... Read more »

As HIV Turns 30, Attention Turns to an Aging Epidemic

Michael Adams The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or other Federal agencies. Just two months before... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Center of Positive Connections Turns Ten

Last Saturday, the North Miami-based Center of Positive Connections marked its 10th anniversary with a picnic at the Oleta River State Park. The center serves thousands of HIV-positive people with counseling, holistic health, and housing services,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Test Positive Aware Network Turns 15

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Chicago's Test Positive Aware Network. What began as an informal meeting, held in founder Chris Clason's living room nearly two decades ago, has survived the myriad growing pains becoming an established agency... Read more »

A Baby, an HIV-Positive Diagnosis and a Breakup -- All in One Month

Greg Guelda and Ruby There's a saying that life only gives us what we can handle. For Greg Guelda, his life was completely changed one December when he adopted a child, despite splitting up with his longtime partner. Only a month after the... Read more »