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Why Would Someone Who Has Aids Test Negative Consistently?

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Consistent Neutropenia and exposure 8 yrs ago

I was exposed via surgeon with aids, who subsequently died of pneumonia. I have had night sweats, daytime chills and neutropenia for over a year now. I have tested previously and was negative for HIV. I however have had consistently low white and...
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
You did not state how low your counts were (just below normal or profoundly low). Other viral or medical illnesses can cause this. You might want to consult with a hematologist.MH... Read more »

Negative HIV test but reactive? Negative Western Blot

My OBGYN doctor called this afternoon and told me that my HIV test came back negative but reactive?... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Couples HIV Testing and Counselling Prompts Rapid Switch to Consistent Condom Use in South African Study

Researchers report that HIV testing and counseling of couples resulted in consistent condom use among sero-discordant couples in stable relationships in South Africa. The study determined whether HIV testing and counseling (HTC)with ongoing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Consistency of State Statutes With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV Testing Recommendations for Health Care Settings

In an effort to improve screening for and diagnosis of HIV infection, CDC released its "Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Health-care Settings" in September 2006. These guidelines call for all... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Chinese Man's Illegal Blood Sales Have Caused 28 New HIV Cases; Clinic Director Says He Originally Tested Negative

Local officials in Dehui, China, investigating the case of an an HIV-positive man who made illegal blood sales at the city's Central Blood Bank between January 2003 and June 2004 announced on Wednesday that the man -- identified as Song -- sold his... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Unknown, Negative or Positive? Using Knowledge of HIV Status as an HIV Prevention Strategy

As front-line workers in HIV prevention, it is important to understand what prevention strategies clients are using and how they understand the risks associated with them. A common HIV prevention strategy used by gay men and other men who have sex... Read more »
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5 Months Negative Test

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I tested negative today on my 5-month test. (Exactly 149 days after exposure). I don't think I'm going to test any more.

The posts on this board have taken quite a negative turn lately. I, for one, miss the posts of those like Jedi Master, Mark... Read more »

For AIDS2HIV, ErricCo, SteveR (DUO TEST NEGATIVE)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys

Sorry I am late posting this, got back late from London and was trying to post a message but I took so long posting it that I lost my internet connection in between and thought i would wait until after a nights sleep, make sure i gave you all... Read more »

if i test negative, does he still need to test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been in a monogamous relationship with my boyfriend for almost a year. We usually have unprotected sex. Although I trust that he is monogamous with me as well, I don't know that much about his past sexual history. So I'm planning on getting... Read more »

I tested negative after 4 months...

Posted by Anonymous
Would I be wrong in concluding I'm HIV negative? They say 95% of people seroconvert after 3 months, according to statistics on the net. However, according to some HIV+ people I have spoken too in chatrooms at http://www.13km.com, it's pretty common... Read more »