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Never Happened That A Negative Test After 6 Months

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I tested negative after 4 months...

Posted by Anonymous
Would I be wrong in concluding I'm HIV negative? They say 95% of people seroconvert after 3 months, according to statistics on the net. However, according to some HIV+ people I have spoken too in chatrooms at http://www.13km.com, it's pretty common... Read more »

5 Months Negative Test

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I tested negative today on my 5-month test. (Exactly 149 days after exposure). I don't think I'm going to test any more.

The posts on this board have taken quite a negative turn lately. I, for one, miss the posts of those like Jedi Master, Mark... Read more »

negative HIV1 and 2 tests after approx 5 months of exposure

Posted by ronny090, 2 Replies
i live in India and had protected ( i am not sure if the condom broke or something wrong happened, once i saw that comdom was tampered while i was taking it out) sex with commercial sex workers around 9 women over a period of 2 years..from 2009 to... Read more »

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 »
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Tested Once After 10 Months and Negative.Am I HIV Free?

I got tested at Planned Parenthood 10 months after unprotected sex.The rapid test came back negative so I'm HIV negative right?I keep hearing people say it isn't accurate until a year after exposure that's why I'm asking.Just...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing... Read more »

How accurate is 6 months window period and assurance that the result with out sex after six month exposure is truly NEGATIVE?

Hi Doctors,Good day to all!I'm really glad i found this site. I am sleepless now at the moment while i'm writing this i got so confused and worried. My friend attended at HIV Seminar today. She learned in the seminar and told me that after...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe testing guidelines for HIV are now to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results are conclusive. With the sensitivity of... Read more »

Negative HIV test result at 5 months "true negative"

I had a negative elisa hiv test at 5 months post possible incident. can i be confident in my negative blood test? can i confidently have sex with my soon to be husband... and not have to worry about infecting him? or is it recommended i get...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,We can trust your 5 month test! Our general recommendation is to get tested at 3 months and you waited even longer!Sounds like you're negative.Hope this helps!Erik... Read more »

13 months negative ab test but still worried ( CONTINUED: NOW MONTH 15 )

Dr Bob , thank you for your time.I seem to fnd myself comming back with my health concerns ,regardless of therapy or a momentary bout of bravado to move on with my life as you have suggested.It is now 15 months since my regrettable act of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You've now had 34 negative HIV-antibody tests! Thirty-freaking-four!!! Exactly what part of "HIV negative" are you having difficulty understanding?HPV can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. It's far more easily... Read more »
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Magnetic Marriages: When Positive and Negative Attract

When John Sheridan tested HIV-positive while living in Spain in 1986, his doctors told him he'd be dead in six months. Deciding that medical care would be better in New York, John decided to move back to the city that was still home to Bruce... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Slipping Through the Cracks: Why Does Mother-to-Child Transmission Still Happen?

She had just arrived at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge and was already in labor. As I did my screening, she told me her boyfriend was HIV positive, but she had not had an HIV test, received any prenatal care, nor taken any HIV meds to prevent... Read more »
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What Happened in Durban? A South African Perspective

Durban, South Africa's port city on the Indian Ocean, sits at the epicenter of one of the world's largest and most complex HIV epidemics. Like South Africa's other major cities, it encompasses a mix of the first and the third world. Interspersed... Read more »
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Boyfriend Tested Negative

Autumn Preusser "I'm a 31-year-old transsexual woman living in rural Arkansas with my boyfriend of five years. I enjoy dancing and music, and I really like photography. I am disabled and on SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Right now I'm just... Read more »