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Should It Take 6 Months After To Get Tested For AIDS

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HIV/AIDS101 TEST FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER (Cata

Posted by Anonymous
1. How many Chalmydia cases take place in the US every
year ?

2. It is 10 times easier for a woman to get HIV than a man. True or False ?

3. How many sexually transmitted diseases are there ?
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"New" test or "Old" test/ (3 months or 6 months)

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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 »

3 months vs. 6 months testing...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had sex with KNOWN HIV+, is this mean that your window period is now automatically 6 months? Why less if you don't know the status? Doesn't this sound confusing? Read more »

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 »

Hiv to AIDS in 2months

Posted by redtx12, 4 Replies
I tested positive in October, did my lab work in November and had an AIDS diagnosis in December. CD4: 132 virtual load: 500,000. I've been with my bf for only 1yr. Before him I was only with my kids father. I was tested when we split up. It was... Read more »
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HIV Testing (3 MONTHS VS, 6 MONTHS TESTING )

Hello to my favorite doctor in the world,I have a question about HIV testing. In a couple recent posts, such as the one titled "Just Diagnosed - Partner at Risk," you recommended testing at 3 and 6 months.In most of the other posts,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is really a QTND (question that never ideas) and as such has an ATNC (answer that never changes). I'll reprint a post from the archives that addresses your concern.Dr. BobAgain with the 3/6 MonthsDec 15, 2006 Dr. Bob - I have found that... 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
Hi,I've discussed this topic numerous times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3?... Read more »

3 month and 6 month test guidelines for occupational and non-occupational exposures

Dr. Vegas here again. Another question. I have the impression from reading your forum and from discussing this with other HIV MD's that the 3 month antibody test is pretty definitive. That is, if the 3 month test is negative after an exposure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Vegas-Doc,I've discussed this topic numerous times over the years. Check out the archives for a more detailed discussion.Briefly, IMHO (which I recently learned from my young niece means "in my humble opinion") a negative... Read more »

When is a test result definitive? (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS WINDOW PERIOD)

Dr BSome of your boards you say that a three month test is all you need, but I was reading about the guy who got blood in his eye and you told him he needs a six month test too. When can you be 100% (or as close to it) confident you are not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The three-month-versus-six-month-window-period question continues to be a QTND (question that never dies) with an ATNC (answer that never changes). It's also quite confusing to folks looking for very concrete answers where none exist.... Read more »
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