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Should It Take 6 Months After To Get Tested For AIDS

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I sincerely need your help. Because I am worried very much. Because. I had posted a question in Yahoo. I have got a answer. The same I have added here. It is totally confusing. Please answer me. I WILL DONATE.My question: am 30 years aged married...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are HIV negative. Your repeatedly negative HIV-antibody tests out to six months are definitive and conclusive. No additional testing is warranted.2.The comment about HIV EIA is absurd. EIA is just a newer term for an ELISA. EIA is enzyme... Read more »

6 Month old infant & Mother Test Negative for HIV, Father tested Positive

We are in the process of adopting a baby boy from Taiwan. He was tested at 6month of age for HIV... Read more »


Dear Doctor BabaraI recently got the results of my 6 month tests, i had taken PEP for 30 days in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...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 prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

... ART is becoming more available throughout the world. The World Health Organization estimates that the use of ART prevented 65,000 infant infections through 2008. Wherever ART is generally available, women should receive a standard multi-drug... Read more »
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what are the chances my test was right?

Posted by torn_apart, 2 Replies
...have hiv... over and over.... but he choked me unconcious and i didn't remember this until like two weeks ago... i got tested 60 days later (so did my boyfriend) and we came up negative. I'm just wondering what are the chances that this is an... Read more »

question about testing and results

Posted by guy23, 2 Replies
...that the virus COULD be detected shortly after infection but that to be totally sure the test would have to be repeated after 6 months. this was well over a decade ago. so i don't know if things have changed since then. i know that there are... Read more »

6 month

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey if they say you should get tested again after the 6 month mark if symptoms persist then why are they all saying 6 months is a for sure neg. result ? im confused about that and i thought Read more »

6 months test doesnt seem to be enough

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...After 6 months of negative tests, and many problems in mouth, now i have cheilitis and yesterday after a biopsy i have esofagitis, another Read more »