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Negative HIV Test At 8 Months But Symptoms

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Persistent symptoms for nine months, but negative at 3, 6 and 9

Should I continue testing till the 12th? tests: HIV antibodies non-reactive, Hepatitis C 0.1 s/c 0.0 - 0.8 (negative) HbsAg negative. Help!!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your negative HIV tests at three, six and nine months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No further HIV tests are Read more »

Arguments on the Connect board - help us out! (COMMON TESTING MISTAKES, 2010)

Dr Bob, I'm sure you don't waste your extremely limited spare time by surveying the fluffernutters... Read more »
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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 »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...Yes. There has been an oral test to collect the specimen for conventional testing since the mid-1990s. And of the rapid HIV tests, there have now been six approved since 2002 -->. The first of them to be approved, the OraQuick test, can work... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study

...the only factor associated with a greater number of tests, indicating that the appearance of symptoms triggered the need for HIV tests. Yet, because the majority of HIV-positive participants in this study were asymptomatic, many did not pursue... Read more »
Connect With Others

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no symptoms, nor do... Read more »

Could I test positive after all this testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I recently tested negative at 6 months by the regular Elisa test. I was also negative at 3 months and 19 weeks. I also had a DNA PCR test at 8 weeks Read more »

negative elisa at 8 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...after a risk expose to HIV, does the elisa pick up subtypes to HIV and would this test be conclusive, I had a HIV 1/2 test at 5 months now again at 8 months I also had a RNA-PCR at 3 months, am I done testing, are my symptoms cauesed by... Read more »

HIV testing time

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...that that 6 months is the correct length of time after a possible exposure and that I would not have to be tested again (I was neg). But I have read on some websites, that HIV could show up up to a year after possible exposure. Who do I... Read more »