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Negative At Six Weeks Positive At Three Months

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Rape Survivor - HIV NEGATIVE at 3 months/13 weeks?

I (I'm a female) was raped by a formal friend who tested HIV negative and is with the police. I developed all the anxiety symptoms.. but at 2 months, I started coughing with a sore throat. I had no fever, no swollen lymph nodes for 3 months, nothing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and the development of enough anti-HIV antibodies to be detected by HIV-antibody tests), you have tested beyond this period (3 months). Consequently you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. Moving on with life can be difficult after... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. ... Read more »

is negative test at 4 weeks a gd indication

i had a very serious exposure to hiv (condom malfuction during vaginal sex with someone who tested... Read more »
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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

HIV Testing

...tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...hard, painless, red sore at the site of sexual contact. This sore usually disappears after 2-6 weeks. Within one week to six months after the sore heals, symptoms of secondary syphilis may occur. These symptoms include swollen lymph glands, a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Intervention to Promote Exclusive Breast-Feeding for the First Six Months of Life in a High HIV Prevalence Area

...The authors reported on a nonrandomized intervention cohort study designed to increase exclusive breast-feeding rates for six months post-delivery in HIV-positive and HIV-negative women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. To support exclusive... Read more »
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neg @8wks-need 3 month test?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, got my results back for an 8 week HIV test-NEG. SO I am happy!! My question: do I need to take a 3 month test? Will my results really change? I am happy, but reserved because its only a 8 week test. Any advise would be great! Take Read more »

SRCHFRANS34.....8 weeks vs. 3 months vs 6 months

Posted by stupidgirl, 2 Replies
...the USA, most people that are positive have multiple partners and don't know when the exposure was exactly they asks for six months. The CDC says to get tested at 6 months to be sure there isn't any antibodies. Being tested at eight weeks like i... Read more »

Negative at six months but positive later.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Does anyone know of any cases where someone tested negative at six months and positive later. Is this possible? I recently tested negative at six months but I'm still worried that I'm slow to seroconvert Read more »

Test

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...i took a test 28 days later and it was negative. What are the chences for if i retest for it to turn positive???/ I am at 6 weeks now....please help.... Read more »