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Should I Continue To Test For Hiv After 9 Months

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Possible multiple sclerosis risk - should I continue HIV testing out to 12 months?

Dear Dr. Bob, Over six months ago I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a guy of unknown status at my college. It was my first time having sex. I got an HIV test at 3 weeks (blood), 4 mo. 3 weeks (rapid oral), and then for a final time at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No additional HIV testing is warranted. You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative.Dr. Bob... 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... Read more »

Continuing symptoms , negative antibody test !!! Should I continue to test

Dear Dr. DW, apropos http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q231874.html should I get tested... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survival Rates Among HIV-Positive People Who Receive Lab Tests Similar to People Who Do Not Receive Tests, Study Finds

Survival rates among HIV-positive people who undergo routine viral load and CD4+ T cell counts were nearly the same as those who do not receive the tests, according to a study published on Friday in the journal Lancet , the CP/Google.com reports ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Officials Discuss Continuing Services for HIV/AIDS Patients of Washington, D.C.-Based Whitman-Walker Clinic

More than 24 local, state and federal officials on Tuesday met to discuss ways to continue providing services to suburban HIV/AIDS patients of the Washington, D.C.-based Whitman-Walker Clinic , which recently announced cuts in services, the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children Continue to Be Ignored in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Opinion Piece Says

Despite the "bluster" of last month's XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, there was "hardly a mention" of children and "stunning[ly] ... little attention was paid to them," Ruthann Richter, Stanford University School of Medicine director... Read more »
Women Alive

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

The article below, titled "Greed and HIV," was written by Steve Whitson, Ph.D. (editor), and is reprinted from the January/February 1999 issue of Positively Aware , the monthly newsletter from Test Positive Aware Network in Chicago. You can contact... Read more »
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Continuing symptoms with negative test. How long ?

Posted by Bang2014, 1 Reply
Had many negative combo test till the end 5th month post exposure but I continue to feel sick with fatigue, rash and muscle pain which I am worried about is muscle wasting as cpk is slightly elevated and little bit of swollen lymph under the jaw. I... Read more »

Tested Positive a month ago... Feeling really alone. help!!!

Posted by kcguy0815, 6 Replies
I just found out I was HIV+ 2 months ago. I had a boyfriend and we found out I had HIV a month into our relationship. We had not used a condom since we had started dating, till I found out I had HIV. We broke up 2 days ago and now I feel like my... Read more »

Tested poz early this month

Posted by thevillebear, 7 Replies
Being a gay man I have a HIV test every six months.
The last one was positive I am 37 and really let my guard up being my age and not being positive.
I was infected by someone who was unaware they were positive so I really harbor no ill will towards... Read more »

"New" test or "Old" test/ (3 months or 6 months)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found the following online-

QUESTION- It is just overwhelming when you have to wait 6 months [for conclusive HIV results]. Different Internet sites say different things about the window period. thebody.com states 3 months is a conclusive point,... Read more »