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5 month negative result- retest??

Posted by onemotto, 1 Reply
I have tested negative to an oral rapid test at 5 months post-exposure. I have tested negative four prior times since the exposure (which I believe to be very low-risk), but I know these results don't mean anything if I just haven't seroconverted... Read more »

Extensive Exposure But Tested Negative - Retest?

Posted by jemison, 4 Replies
I am a hetero female who was exposed to hiv by my partner. We had unprotected sex (oral, vaginal, anal) at least 60 times over a period of 4 months (April to August of this year). Immediately after finding out that he was positive, I was tested... Read more »

hiv retest?going crazy,herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello
i tested for hiv at 13 weeks,and it was neg.6 weeks befor i was told that i had hsv-2,but i have not had any sore's
but i have had some pain inside my penis,tested for everything else,but all neg. i just wanna know if i was going... Read more »

do i re-test?

Posted by anxious66, 3 Replies
hiv negative 6 week exposure with a 4th gen duo test

risk: unprotected oral msm me giving, no ejaculation, doubt there was precum, for about a minute in total

it's been 3 and a half months since exposure and i still have a barely noticeable irritated... Read more »
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Positive elisa, negative western blot and viral load.. Retest?

Last year i had a false positive HIV test result. My elisa was positive and western blot was negative. My doc told me she didn't think I had HIV but wanted to do a viral load test to be sure. That was negative and she told me' no need to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.A "false positive HIV test" is by definition a negative HIV test. A positive ELISA with negative Western Blot outside the window period is considered to be a negative HIV-screening test. The undetectable quantitative HIV RNA PCR plasma... Read more »

Negative at 13 weeks, Do I need to be re-tested?

Dear Dr. Frascino, A little over 4 months ago, I was intimate with a man and unfortunately the condom broke. Fortunately, I noticed before ejaculation. A couple of months after this, he showed me his lab results showing he was nonreactive to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Consider your mind eased! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional testing is warranted.Yell WOO-HOO!Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

When to re-test when negative twice

I am married to a man who has been HIV for 3 years. We have been together for 9 years, which did not practice safe sex for 7 of those years. I have tested negative twice in 1993 and 1995. My husband and I now practice abstience. Should I get tested...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.If you test negative 6 months after your LAST possible exposure to the virus(or anytime after that), your test results indicate, with more than 99%accuracy, that you are not infected. It's never a guarantee... Read more »

Retested in 6 months?

Thank you for your attention.Worried about a possible exposure in 98/may, I tested two Qualitative PCR's in 6 and 11 weeks(Amplicor Roche minimum 400 copies), both negatives and anti hiv Elisa test in 4 months, also negative. The Lab mentioned...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
No. Two PCR tests and a negative ELISA at 4 months are sufficient to rule out HIV infection.MH... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Short Message Service Reminder Intervention Doubles Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV Retesting Rates Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

In the current study, researchers evaluated the effect of a short message service (SMS) reminder system on STI retesting rates among men who have sex with men (MSM). The SMS program began at a large Australian sexual health clinic in late 2008,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Vaccine Trial Participation Might Lead to Negative Social Consequences, Study Says

HIV vaccine trial volunteers could experience negative social consequences because of their participation in the trials, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters Health ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Recurrent Chlamydial Infection and Failure to Return for Retesting in Young Women Entering National Job Training Program, 1998-2005

The purpose of the current study was to evaluate factors associated with recurrent chlamydial infection and failure to return for retesting among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, ages 16 to 24, entering the National Job Training Program from... Read more »
TheBody.com

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Out Bone Disease Prevalence in the HIV-Positive Population Defining Low Bone Mineral Density Causes of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis in HIV-Positive People Screening for Bone Disease Debate: DXA... Read more »