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Tested Hiv Negative After 6 Weeks

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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 even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again after two or three months. If you are...
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Rational question unlike most of the ones posted

Hello,I have a cold, I was exposed to hiv on October 31st when a condom I was wearing to top a positive male tore. Since then I have had PEP and a 6 and a half week negative test. I am now at week 9 or 10. In any event if I am now positive will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...posted" is: Will a common cold kill you because you might be HIV infected, despite completing a course of nPEP and testing HIV negative at 6.5 weeks? Hmm. Dude, when last I looked, "rational" had several definitions, including:1. Having or... Read more »

About PEP and Antibody Testings

Hi doc,I have been looking through the archives and I see that you say that the PEP treatment does not affect rapid antibody tests. However, I was wondering if that means that if I took the PEP treatment and got a rapid HIV test at 6 weeks and it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...without antiretrovirals, because routine HIV screening tests are not usually recommended until three months. Certainly, your negative six-week test is very encouraging, but you'll still need the three- and six-month tests to WOO-HOO! OK?Good... Read more »

- after 6 weeks could i still be +

I tested after 6 weeks from my unprotected sexual experience. Could i still be posative? What is a good amount of time to wait before getting tested?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Having a negative HIV test 6 weeks after potential exposure is highly reliable, if you want to be absolutely certain you can get a repat test Read more »

Sex with HIV Positive Women

Doctor..Thanks for caring and helping so many people.I was in a relationship for 3 months with HIV (unknow to them) and our relationship ended with this HIV positive news.I have have both HIV EIA tests and RNA PCR tests at 6 weeks and 12 weeks past...
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
...Given the fact that both antibody and HIV RNA tests are negative at 6 weeks and 3 months, it is extremely unlikely that you have HIV infection. Given the fact that you have had serial RNA tests, Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) 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 ... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The normal HIV blood test will come back negative for someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by the immune system to... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...show that HIV+ women on PIs are three times more likely to develop diabetes than HIV+ women on non-PI drug combinations or HIV-negative women. In fact, up to 6 percent of all people on PIs have diabetes. If you need to take PIs for your HIV... Read more »
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Pregnancy and HIV

...continue to test positive. If they are not infected, the mother's antibodies will eventually disappear. The babies will test negative after about 12 to 18 months. What About the Mother's Health? Recent studies show that HIV-positive women... Read more »
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Tested negative at 9 weeks.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I recently tested HIV negative at 9 weeks. I also had a DNA PCR done at 6 weeks which was negative also. What are my chances of being negative at 3 months? Read more »

HIV test

Posted by neve_do_it_again, 1 Reply
...water. and also I fingers her and I don't know if I had any wonds in my finger . I had Duo HIV test after 4 weeks and it was negative . Also 6 weeks antibody test and it was negative. I also go to the 8 weeks which came back negative . My... Read more »

Anyone negative at 6 weeks..but positive later??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has there been anyone here, that has PERSONALLY tested negative at 6 weeks (or so) and then later went back and tested positive?? Im meaning from a single exposure, and KNOWING exactly when Read more »

question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anything about insurance stuff, I had sexual risk almost 8 weeks ago, and now I have been going to free STD clinic, I tested HIV negative at 6 week period. I have some weird looking rash on my genital the doctor in that free clinic told me they... Read more »