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The last time I had sex was over 6 months ago and during vaginal intercourse my condom broke. I didn't think much of it at the time as the girl reassured me she was clean, however she wasn't! About a month after that I began showing signs of chlamydia and I got tested for all STD's including, HIV, and they all came back negative accept for chlamydia. That was treated with a round of antibiotics and I tried to get in contact with that woman, who was an escort, but the name she told me and I gave the company didn't match so they were not able to help me out. I got tested for HIV again 3 and a half months after that night with the ELISA test, which came back negative. I know its recommended by most people to get retested again at 6 months, which I plan on, but do you know what some of the reason are it would take that long for it to show up on an antibody test? I take a multi-vitamin and a B vitamin complex daily, could that effect test results?
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replied August 31st, 2008
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No, 3.mounth is conclusive.
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replied September 2nd, 2008
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Thanks sinandoru, I really appreciate your help.
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replied September 10th, 2008
Though it is rare it can take some people 6 months to show positive HIV results. This is why sperm banks and blood banks quarantine human fluids to make sure these rare people do not fall through the cracks. So I would retest at 6 months to be sure.
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replied September 10th, 2008
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glamaddict wrote:
Though it is rare it can take some people 6 months to show positive HIV results. This is why sperm banks and blood banks quarantine human fluids to make sure these rare people do not fall through the cracks. So I would retest at 6 months to be sure.
True...good advise ,glamaddict. 6 months is ideal and HIV can avoid detection when first transmitted.. peace
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replied September 11th, 2008
3.mounth
there is no case till 2004 3.mounth will turn ? in USA?
if you dont use drugs, dont cure cancer or lenfoma illness or immnugine sick.
3.mounth is conclusive. written on FDA.
Generally antibody grown on 6.week for normal people.
lately some people 3.mounth.
if you dont use drugs, dont cure cancer or lenfoma illness or immnugine sick.
3.mount is enough.
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replied November 25th, 2008
Re: 3.mounth
sinandoru wrote:
there is no case till 2004 3.mounth will turn ? in USA?
if you dont use drugs, dont cure cancer or lenfoma illness or immnugine sick.
3.mounth is conclusive. written on FDA.
Generally antibody grown on 6.week for normal people.
lately some people 3.mounth.
if you dont use drugs, dont cure cancer or lenfoma illness or immnugine sick.
3.mount is enough.


This is from the Centers of Disease Control Website: (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/res ources/qa/be_tested.htm#wait)


How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested for HIV?

Most HIV tests are antibody tests that measure the antibodies your body makes against HIV. It can take some time for the immune system to produce enough antibodies for the antibody test to detect, and this time period can vary from person to person. This time period is commonly referred to as the “window period.” Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 2 to 8 weeks (the average is 25 days). Even so, there is a chance that some individuals will take longer to develop detectable antibodies. Therefore, if the initial negative HIV test was conducted within the first 3 months after possible exposure, repeat testing should be considered >3 months after the exposure occurred to account for the possibility of a false-negative result. Ninety-seven percent of persons will develop antibodies in the first 3 months following the time of their infection. In very rare cases, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibodies to HIV.

Another type of test is an RNA test, which detects the HIV virus directly. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is 9–11 days. These tests, which are more costly and used less often than antibody tests, are used in some parts of the United States.

For information on HIV testing, you can talk to your health care provider or you can find the location of the HIV testing site nearest to you by visiting the National HIV Testing Resources Web site at http://www.hivtest.org or call CDC-INFO 24 Hours/Day at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en Español. Both of these resources are confidential.

If you would like more information or have personal concerns, call CDC-INFO 24 Hours/Day at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en Español.
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replied March 29th, 2011
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cdc hast to update studies. i hope they will do soon. three month is conclusive anytime for anyone.
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replied April 14th, 2011
have you find out what is wrong?
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