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Urine Negative At 3 Months

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...will soon become more widely available to other test sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB is a confirmatory test: it is only performed if an ELISA or rapid test is positive. The WB can be...
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plz help me 3rd time asking.. i will donate nontheless. part 2.

on nover 3rd you answered the foollowing question:on a recent trip to mexico, i met a girl who i also had unprotected sex with on 9/25/09. she's not a sex worker or anything thing close to that. i was drunk that night... next morning a hated my self...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As I mentioned above, it's possible you had a different type of urethral infection or that you and your wife could be passing the same infection back and forth. My advice remains the same:1. Level with your wife.2. Then you should both get... Read more »

Will drinking your urine cure you from HIV?

Dr. Bob,Hi there, I wrote to you about 7 weeks about an HIV scare. I am feeling better, I had some tests and so far negative. I will wait for the 3 months mark and finally woohoo. Anyway, I wanted to ask you your opinion in a topic. My mom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Will drinking your own urine cure you from HIV??? Please tell me you're kidding.Dude, I'm an HIV-positive HIV/AIDS physician specialist with over a quarter Read more »

Urine Test??

Hey Dr. Bob...I have a question about the HIV Urine Test....Is it as accurte as the other test....? Two years ago I was drugged and taken advantage of...The guy had anal sex with me without a condom...I dont know if he climaxed in me...I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitively positive. The sensitivity of the test is 99%; specificity is 94%. If you had this test and it was negative at 5.5 months, then you are conclusively HIV negative and there is no need for further testing.Dr. Bob Read more »

a nightmare come true?/urine tests

Please give me an honost answer!Just when I truly began to believe the worst was over, i tested neg. at 8 months after possible exposure, i read this urine test info. I need to know whether to try to get this test or be tested again, do you know if...
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
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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 »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...hard, painless, red sore at the site of sexual contact. This sore usually disappears after 2-6 weeks. Within one week to six months after the sore heals, symptoms of secondary syphilis may occur. These symptoms include swollen lymph glands, a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...the dose of Selzentry. Your doctor or pharmacist can determine which medications will affect Selzentry. AWP: $1,101.42 / month for 150 mg or 300 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...positive) for HIV antibodies is commonly called the "Window Period". Recent studies show that a test taken at least 12 weeks (3 months) after the last possible exposure to the virus provides highly accurate results. Based on those studies, many... Read more »
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Tset 1 year

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...glands sore throat severe fatigue white tounge aches pains soar muscles black spots in mouth tingling floaters etc. It lasted months and it never ends i always get something difrent ive had pnumonia constatnt diheria for 3 months itchy anus and... Read more »

Urine Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I took a Urine Test for HIV at 8 months. First off, how accurate is a urine test for HIV and by the way, I tested negative for antibodies. Is this a good sign? Read more »

symptoms but still negative

Posted by joe_swiss, 2 Replies
...Hi there, I am in a weird situation: My pot. exposure was 5 months ago. I might have been in oral contact with menstrual blood of a former street drug user on May,11/12th 2002 (i was drunk) I Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...hopkins-aids. Opinions from various doctors, Judith Feinberg, Mark Holodny and Joel Gallant. Remember, most countries say 3 months. The CDC its extra cautios saying six months of the small number of people how last longer. But this is a very... Read more »