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Number Of People Who Test Negative For Hiv At 6 Months

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...thymus gland to replace lost CD4 cells. The lining of the intestine -- an important part of the immune system -- also loses a significant number of CD4 cells within 4 to 6 weeks after infection. This can all occur before a person tests positive for HIV. Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher during acute HIV infection than later on. Exposure to the blood of someone in the acute phase of...
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Why ????????????????????????????????? (3 MONTHS VS 6 MONTHS)

Hi, and thank you for all the hope you are spreading, I guess hope is the ultimate gift a person can offer.My question is, after reading the forums, a person will be certain that his 3 months window period is enough and conclusive. So I made a 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for that specific test? I also read a post that you said "An extremely small number of people who are HIV infected will have negative OraQuick Advance test results." Then in another post you said "The OraQuick Advance rapid tests (oral fluid and... 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. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...8-week negative Ab/Ag test).Would French Dr.Bob advise me to retest? What about the real Dr.Bob?!Thank you. You're an awesome person.DanResponse from Dr. FrascinoBonjour Monsieur Dan!Je parle la langue de Molire. Alors, peut-tre je suis franais... Read more »

AltaMed Conflicting (3 MONTHS VS 6 MONTHS, 2009)

I recently spoke to 2 altamed hiv counselors, and they both said 6 months is the appropriate time to have a test done. They use OraQuick Advance.I remember going in the summer time, and they said 3 months. Did standards change recently for that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...observational studies were done, there have been improvements in the HIV testing techniques, such that many guidelines now consider a negative HIV-antibody test at there months to be "conclusive". Certainly the option of retesting at six months... Read more »

more of a comment than a question (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS, 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob,It's Rob here again (president of the ex-worried well club). So I've started volunteering at my local AIDS service organization. You've inspired me to get out there and help out. I've learned SO much from your forum, but there was one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...8-week negative Ab/Ag test).Would French Dr.Bob advise me to retest? What about the real Dr.Bob?!Thank you. You're an awesome person.DanResponse from Dr. FrascinoBonjour Monsieur Dan!Je parle la langue de Molire. Alors, peut-tre je suis franais... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For ... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...anal cancer. Each year anal cancer is diagnosed in about two people out of every 100,000 people in the general population. HIV negative MSM are 20 times more likely to be diagnosed with anal cancer. Their rate is about 40 cases per 100,000.... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...out its risk factors and to find screening tools to help predict and manage the condition. The symptoms are also found in HIV-negative people. However, this publication provides an overview of IRIS within the context of HIV disease. It presents... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his or her immune system is seriously compromised and manifestations of HIV infection... Read more »
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When should I test?

Posted by Shauna99, 7 Replies
...ago. I need to know when I should be tested. There seems to be conflicting information on the internet about 3 months or 6 months. Is it better to wait for 6 months? Read more »

Aids2hiv do you relly think??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am new here. I have tested negative at 13 weeks. I had MANY signs of hiv. do you really think 13 weeks is conclusive? I have been reading your posts, and Read more »

6 Month Myth ????????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why is the 6 month waiting period a myth? Are there not people who test positive after a 3 month negative? This is what the cdc has told me on their toll free number. Read more »

Symptoms Still Present after 6 months.....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
... I've been visiting this site as well as others in search of information regarding "delayed seroconversion". I have had a negative antibody test at 3 months, 4.5 months and 6 months. I would have put this behind be a long time ago, but I still... Read more »