Should I Continue To Test For Hiv After 9 Months

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vital Signs: HIV Testing and Diagnosis Among Adults -- United States, 2001 - 2009

...diagnoses, AIDS diagnoses, and late diagnoses of HIV infection (defined as an AIDS diagnosis made ≤12 months from an initial HIV diagnosis) for persons diagnosed with HIV infection during 2001 - 2008 and reported to CDC through June 2009; these... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Passing the HIV Test for Black America

...diagnosed Black New Yorkers were nearly 24 percent less likely than their white peers to see a doctor within three months of their HIV diagnosis and more than twice as likely as whites to be without medical care one year after their positive HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expanded HIV Testing and Trends in Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- District of Columbia, 2004-2008

...decreased to 1.4% and 1.7% in 2007 and 2008, respectively. During 2005-2007, the overall proportion of persons self-reporting tests for HIV within the past 12 months increased, from 14.9% in 2005 to 18.7% in 2007 (p Table 2 ). Reported by: T... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Marking World AIDS Day, the NYC Health Department Reports That HIV Infections Continue to Rise Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men; New Studies Confirm Risky Behaviors

...consistently and choose fewer partners when they're not in monogamous relationships." The Health Department will provide free HIV testing at various sites today. In addition, Dr. Farley participated in a morning commemoration at Gracie Mansion.... Read more »
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Reliable source!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Listen People!!! People should be tested after 3 years of exposure.... Read more »

3 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...DUDE is peddling misinformation. Don't buy into his 6 month line of'll just end up wasting another 3 months of your life. EVERY reputable HIV/AIDS service organization worldwide has changed the window period to 3 months. The ONLY one Read more »

is 30 months long enough

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...what was causing my symptoms. My doctor tested for almost anything you could think of. The anonymous testing center I used for HIV testing , refused to give me any further tests after the 24 month point. Again I tried to live life as normal and... Read more »

20 months of HIV stress

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I can't believe all I have been through for the last 20 months. After a "low risk" encounter outside my marriage I came down with a strange illness a few days later. It was something I had Read more »
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