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7 Week Negative Rapid Blood Test After Low Risk Exposure

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and declined 95% to 48 in 2004, largely because of the effectiveness of ensuring that pregnant women are encouraged to be tested for HIV and, for those who are infected, to receive treatments that can significantly reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to a newborn. The CDC reports that perinatal transmission rates can be reduced to less than 2% if women are aware that they are infected with HIV and take appropriate treatments to prevent...
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3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for six months. Is my test at 4 months conclusive or should I go again at six months.Also, what is the difference between the blood tests I got the first two times from my doctor, and the oral test I received at a clinic after 16 weeks (I... Read more »

Dr. Bob, should I test again?

Hi Dr BOB, I made a donation and asked a coule of long questions and after re-reading my post realized why you migh not have answered my question.So I wanted to ask in this manner:Im a straight male, non drug user and the last time I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months (old guidelines), if he so desires. That said, if you showed up in my office in Paris, San Francisco or Zimbabwe with a risk of "wild making out with another guy but with no penetration of any kind . . ." I would advise "A l'aise Blaise,"... Read more »

The accuracy of OraQuick/Orasure? Cant even mini woo hoo?? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob,I just did a rapid OraQuick or Orasure, not sure. The doc swabbed my lower and upper gums, not sure if they swabbed my cheeks, but he swabbed it very quick (I am sure not more than 1-2min) and I am not sure if it more than 1 min and I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that rapid tests were generally less accurate.I had one unsafe sexual experience well over one year ago, and I took a rapid blood test for HIV screening (finger prick sample) at a sexual health clinic in Ontario 8 months after said incident. The... Read more »

Big weenie guy once again (6 WEEKS VS 3 MONTHS VS 6 MONTHS, 2009)

Dr.Bob, hope you remember me. I have a 2 questions for you. 1. I had protected sex with a retired transexual porn actress. Came to find out she also escorts. I don't know if condom broke or not but I did test at 45 days, test came back negative. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months (old guidelines), if he so desires. That said, if you showed up in my office in Paris, San Francisco or Zimbabwe with a risk of "wild making out with another guy but with no penetration of any kind . . ." I would advise "A l'aise Blaise,"... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...to HIV, talk to your health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The normal HIV blood test will come back negative for someone who was infected very recently. The test looks for antibodies produced by... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...(Epivir, 3TC). In January 2001, the Centers for Disease Control warned against using nevirapine (Viramune) for PEP because of the risk of liver damage. See Fact Sheet 431 for more information on nevirapine. The CDC has updated its PEP... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

... Syphilis is diagnosed using the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) or Venereal Disease Research Laboratories (VDRL) blood tests, and confirmed with fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) or Treponema ... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...groups. Risk-based targeting of HIV testing efforts inevitably misses many Blacks who are either living with the virus or at risk of becoming infected. A CDC-sponsored study in South Carolina -- a state where Blacks account for nearly three out... Read more »
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What's happening to me?!?

Posted by Houstondude, 2 Replies
...swollen too. This got me very paranoid so I went to get tested again at 3 1/2 weeks post exposure. I had a rapid oral and rapid blood test done, both came back negative. I am now at week 5 and still have fatigue, some joint pain, and swollen... Read more »

Quick test came negative / 7 weeks after exposure

Posted by Drake, 4 Replies
...upper lip. Nothing on my tongue or anywhere else though, and the normal pain of gingivitis (that i started treatment like 1 or 2 weeks ago). I started to investigate and the more i worried. After the investigation, i noticed more synthomps, like... Read more »

Rapid Testing in Canada

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
...only ONE PLACE in Ontario (sorry dont know about other provinces)!!! I have waited and waited and took two tests at 3+5 weeks(blood testing). The anticipation is awful. I then went at 8 weeks for a rapid test....what a freaking difference. (I... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »