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Why Hiv Test Come Up Late

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Identifying Barriers to HIV Testing: Personal and Contextual Factors Associated With Late HIV Testing

Late diagnosis of HIV, which is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs, continues to occur despite the availability of HIV testing. In the current study, researchers accessed the HIV/AIDS case registry of the San... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.S. Residents Test Positive For HIV at Late Stage, Few High School Students Being Tested, CDC Reports Find

Many people who test positive for HIV are diagnosed late in the course of their infection when treatment might be less effective, according to a report published Thursday in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , Reuters Health reports.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late HIV Testing -- 34 States, 1996-2005

Without effective antiretroviral therapy, most persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) will progress to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in approximately 10 years. 1 Testing, diagnosis, and medical care soon after HIV... Read more »
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Symptoms in partners but negative antibody test (late hiv?)

Hello DoctorI am a 29 year old male.My question is regarding testing and its reliability 10 years after a high risk exposure(unprotected sex). In 2001 i had unprotected sex with a women whose HIV status is unknown to me. I remember falling quite...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:To answer your questions:1. Your HIV test is conclusive. Any HIV test done outside of the three month window is conclusive. You do not need to test for this incident anymore. 2. While a VDRL test can provide a false-negative if done during... Read more »


Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I'll certainly admit getting HIV tested can be anxiety provoking, it's important to note that when it comes to HIV, what you don't know can kill you. See below, and yes, by all means, take the test before your Mr.... Read more »

late stage non reactive hiv 1 & 2 ab testing

HelloI had a high risk exposure about 7 years ago. I've been diagnosed ITP about a year ago. I asked my hematologist to test me for hiv. AB results returned non reactive. Hematologist said no more testing is required. Is it true that in late...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,That is not true at all. Late stages of HIV infection will most certainly will come back reactive. Once transmission has occurred, and the body has begun to produce enough antibodies that can be detected by a test, it was always do so.In... Read more »

Rapid Test Needlestick Validity from late 2008: Very Alarmed!

Hello. In December of 2007 I had two very brief (less than a minute) sexual encounters which I felt put me at risk for HIV/AIDS. I did not come to this conclusion until 8-9 months later when I decided to go to Planned Parenthood and get a rapid...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree your recent worries are "unrealistic" and "pretty silly." I also agree your renewed worries about your negative HIV-antibody test are due to your OCD being OOC (out of control). If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »
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never too late to be tested!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What exactly are your "ramblings" about??? #1 it's never too late to get tested, many folks are HIV +, don't know it, sleep with their partner and DON'T infect them...this is a time bomb, therefore, them testing is very necessary and IS NOT TOO... Read more »

Tested too late

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would a person still have antibodies if they didn't get tested until a few years after getting infected with HIV.
If you have aids will you still test positive on elisa test? I know there are alot of people who get diagnosed with aids and didn't know... Read more »

hiv so late?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am feeling soooo worn out the last couple of days... tested -ve at 10 months. Could this be hiv? I hear its impossible since I have tested at 10 months via EIA (possible exposure from a sex worker in August 05.... Any opinions???? A friend of mine... Read more »

late seroconverstion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
how often does late seroconvertion happen? I tested negative at three month and now im entering into my sixth month and I started to feel pain in my eyes. I heared from a doctor at the lab were I got tested that pain in the eyes are part of HIV... Read more »