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Testing Positive After 3 Months

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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 then a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I recently learned from my young niece means "in my humble opinion") a negative FDA-approved HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark should be considered definitive, barring extenuating circumstances. (I've discussed these at length in the... Read more »

Is hiv testing at 3 months valid whlle pregnant?

Hi Docter,I am pregnant and paranoid , I gave a blow job to an old male friend and aquired... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

District of Columbia: Jail Testing Finds 20 New HIV Cases in First Month

... An HIV testing program begun last month in the D.C. jail has found that 4.4 percent of the 1,264 people screened so far are HIV-positive, correctional officials said Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC-Funded Clinical Trial Testing Tenofovir for HIV Prevention to Begin Next Month in Bangkok

...A CDC -funded, three-year clinical trial testing Gilead 's antiretroviral drug Viread to determine its effectiveness in preventing HIV transmission is scheduled to begin next 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test... Read more »
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Another surprise tested positive after 3 months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please read the following: http://thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Starting/Current/Q129432.html and comment. Read more »

do you really need a 6 month test?

Posted by stupidgirl, 3 Replies
...i was tested in august and was negative. i test two more times before that with the same results. it is now nine months from possible exposure and i haven't done the six month test. i heard from this site that if you test neg. at 3 months then Read more »

6 month test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I took my 6 month test on 8/3. This waiting is killing me! The health dept said it would take about 2weeks!!! I tested several times in the past Read more »

How Reliable is a 3 Month Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...or should I just assume that the symptoms are as a result of something else? It is so confusing with this 3 month vs 6 month testing window. I just want to be able to put this behind me and move on; I just don't want to ignore it if there is a... Read more »