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Who Should Retest In The 6th Month

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Do I have to retest@6th mnth..?

Posted by michael2122, 4 Replies
Dear All,
I am 24 yrs old from THailand.....First of all, I am so sorry about my english communication....some words or sentenses may seen weird...

Last 3 months, I had 1-2 minutes anal unprotected sex ,I am gay male-recepiption.....
Then I am so so... Read more »

Doctor said Relax retest in 6 months. Yea Right!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I can't shake this thing. PCR <50 at 20 days post exposure, but have you ever had a feeling that something is wrong with your body? Well, from a rash on my back and face, sore throat, and gastrointestianl problems. God, I feel like my stomach... Read more »

Should I re-test?

Posted by Anonymous
I have a tough question that I would like people's opinions on.

I have been feeling 'unwell' for the last 3 1/2 months. It started off at a 'fogginess' 'altered' 'blurriness' feeling. The doctor took a CBC, etc and found nothing. He then asked me... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a negtive test at 6 weeks and another one at 15 weeks; I see on this board it is regularly said that a 13 week test is definitive. But there is also people who said that I still need the 6 month test to be sure. What's the story? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i am a 27 y.o. straight male. i had sex with a stripper in late january of 2002, the condom broke. i took an hiv blood test in late june of 2002. it came back negative. however, in a twelve month period since i have had 3 cold sore outbreaks, 2... Read more »
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6th month testing

i recently have had my 6 month testing for hiv,hep. they have come back negative. i am a high risk needle stick from contact with spun cells from a known hiv patient. am i home free, or is there a chance of conversion between now and 12 months. i am...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The risks of contracting both HIV and HCV with a needle stick,is extremly low.It is mostly related to the width of the needle ,and the precense or not of blood.You should be safe with a 6 month period testing,but to be 100% sure, you will need to do... Read more »


Please Dr. BOB answer my question. I have read every archive and Dr. Reznik no longer answers 'oral' questions!! To recap my story: 8 months ago I had an oral (unprotected) BJ for a couple of seconds from a sex worker/ I tested with ELISAs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Have I heard stories of late seroconverters in the past couple of years? No.Regarding your case:1.Oral sex carries a very low risk of HIV transmission.2.Four negative ELISA/OraQuick tests out to eight months are definitive and conclusive. You are... Read more »

6th time donation on the way

Hi doc I am asking queations 6th times alredy and i know that you can't answer all but please (donation on the way) I slept with a girl almost 10 months ago and two weeks ago I took blood test for common std's and I was diagnosed with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I was really hoping you would check the archives rather than continuing to repost your question over and over again, anxiously writing for a reply. Yep, you guessed it: your answer has been waiting for you all along in the archives. Just to... Read more »

6th Time asking and No Answer Please Help

I had my hair cut at a barbershop 5 months ago and during that the barber CUT my neck! after 5 weeks and 3 days I got some symptoms 1- headache: mild and lasts for 3 days (without medication) 2- fever: mild and lasts for 3 days(without medication)...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI have this similar question quite a few times. The answer is you cannot get HIV this way. The only way it could have happened is that the clippers that your barber used he went directly from cutting himself or the person before immediately to you... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Short Message Service Reminder Intervention Doubles Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV Retesting Rates Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

In the current study, researchers evaluated the effect of a short message service (SMS) reminder system on STI retesting rates among men who have sex with men (MSM). The SMS program began at a large Australian sexual health clinic in late 2008,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Recurrent Chlamydial Infection and Failure to Return for Retesting in Young Women Entering National Job Training Program, 1998-2005

The purpose of the current study was to evaluate factors associated with recurrent chlamydial infection and failure to return for retesting among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, ages 16 to 24, entering the National Job Training Program from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: 6th Annual AIDS Lobby Day Draws Advocates

On March 1, nearly 200 AIDS activists gathered in Springfield for the 6th annual "Caring for Our Communities HIV/AIDS Lobby Day." The advocates called on Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the General Assembly to keep the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program... Read more »

The 6th International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection

The Body Covers: The 6th International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection Glasgow, United Kingdom November 17-21, 2002 • Conference Summaries • Coverage From Other Sources This Congress addressed therapeutic research and treatment of... Read more »