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Taking An Hiv Test After 12 Months

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Table of Contents What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look...
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Is it 3 months or 4 months for HIV testing if you take PEP?

Doctor, I am taking PEP. I read that I have to wait for 3 months after the last day of PEP and not 3 months from the date of incident, to have reliable HIV tests. Could you please advise which one is it - 3 months from the date of incident or 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The published guidelines for post-PEP HIV-antibody testing recommend follow-up HIV-antibody tests at four to six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure (not the last day of PEP).Dr. Bob... 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 and tested negative. His mother was also tested at the time and she was negative. Father has been in jail and was recently tested. He tested positive....
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
It is extremely unlikely given the baby's and mother's results.... 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 »

Just Chillin at Home...Taking an HIV Test

Hey Doc, a negative Home Access Express test is definitve at the 4.5 month mark after receiving unprotected BJ from female street walker?Thanks for your expert opinion....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Just Chillin',Yes, your negative 4.5-month Home Access is definitive.Thanks for your succinct, focused question. Most folks write in pages and pages, giving me a blow-by-blow of their "blow-baby-blow" from the Naughty Lady on Shady... Read more »
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Which test will be more reliable ? Is the window period 3 months ( 84 days) or 6 months ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
Which test is the most reliable test ? And what is the window period - 3 months or 6 months ? Does symptoms - fatigue,rash diarrhea goes on for a long time ? Read more »

is taking pep second time after 4 months dangerous

Posted by scorp81, 1 Reply
Hi there
I'm just worried I was on pep 4 months ago and last night I had unprotected sex with a guy and I ejaculated in him he said he's clean I don't know what he means probably means HIV negative which I find a bit offensive towards positive... Read more »

negative HIV1 and 2 tests after approx 5 months of exposure

Posted by ronny090, 2 Replies
i live in India and had protected ( i am not sure if the condom broke or something wrong happened, once i saw that comdom was tampered while i was taking it out) sex with commercial sex workers around 9 women over a period of 2 years..from 2009 to... 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 »