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Vile Tramp 2 kids; New York 32363 posts
Jun 20th '13

The window period is no sooner than 3 months after exposure, for more accurate results you should wait 6 months to get tested.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jun 20th '13
Quoting Krystie 345:" this one says 9 days to 3-6 months... even thought that doesnt really makes sense lol... i guess it depends ... [snip!] ... of finding it and he got tested every 6 months to a year. http://www.sfaf.org/hiv-info/testing/hiv-test-window-periods.html"


It depends on how soon in the disease process it is detected. Once it becomes full blown AIDS, the immune system is severely compromised and the chances of dying from an opportunistic infection increase greatly.

Pullonyourboots TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Falmouth, Massachusetts 231 posts
Jun 20th '13
Quoting *~*Sara&Ben+1*~*:" I think I would have died too! Thankfully it was just mono ::):"


yeah doctors really shouldnt say stuff like that unless they KNOW thats what it is...

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
Jun 20th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mayhem*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy ... [snip!] ... All I saw when I saw was a statement that it was debated lol. It can take up to 10 years to show up."</blockquote>



I hear ya...I swear I have selective reading sometimes. I miss the most obvious crap.

*~*Sara&Ben+1.5*~* Due April 22; 1 child; Murray, Kentucky 1210 posts
Jun 20th '13
Quoting Krystie 345:" yeah doctors really shouldnt say stuff like that unless they KNOW thats what it is... "


Totally agree! They're always giving people unneeded stress about stuff!!

nov.08mama TTC since Oct 2013; nada, NY, United States 1265 posts
status Jun 20th '13

You can be HIV positive and it not develop into AIDS for years...



I didnt read all the responses so I'm not even sure if this was the question hah

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jun 20th '13
Quoting nov.08mama:" You can be HIV positive and it not develop into AIDS for years... I didnt read all the responses so I'm not even sure if this was the question hah"


The question was how long after becoming infected would it take to show up on a test.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Jun 20th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mayhem*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... years to show up."</blockquote> I hear ya...I swear I have selective reading sometimes. I miss the most obvious crap."</blockquote>



Yup lol. I was thinking, okay it was debated? Awesome. Lol.

SherryandMatt Due February 15 (boy); 2 kids; 6 angel babies; Arizona 4326 posts
Jun 20th '13

I remember in school for medical assisting it can live dormant for years... That was several years ago so not sure if they have come up with different information...