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Can dengue fever or tetanus shot cause HIV false positive?

Hello Dr. Frascino. About 1 month ago I returned from a trip to Nicaragua where I was stung in the foot by a stingray. As a result, I went to the hospital in Managua (the most reputable one according to my mother in-law) who lives there. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your chance of contracting HIV from a tetanus shot administered at the hospital in Managua is essentially nil. If you have had no HIV exposures, you cannot be HIV infected. I would agree your positive test is most likely a false positive.... Read more »

Will I test positive while on meds.?

Thank you Dr. Bob for all the excellent informtion you provide for the many people who access this... Read more »

Eye as a mode of transmission? (MOSQUITOS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you're doing well! I think you're AWESOME!It's summer and as expected, I'm... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, August 31, 2010

...good progress after four weeks, shouldn't my viral load be undetectable by now?   What's the Deal With False-Negative HIV Tests? What is the likelihood of someone receiving a false-negative HIV test result? What could cause a test to be... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has daily care for 2 kids. i presume this is ok, but how often... Read more »

worried sick

Posted by finallyfindigout, 4 Replies
...most STDs and normal CBC. During this time, I developed a rash which derm diagnosed as scabies but still getting these tiny mosquito like/pimple like dots on chest which don't pop- he said these are post-scabetic nodules. I'm worried the rash was... Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...not all people experience the ARS symptoms, which is why regular testing is NECCESSARY! HIV infection is detected by a blood test for HIV antibodies. Antibodies to HIV will not be detectable immediately after HIV infection, because it takes a... Read more »

pls. help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...know my real status but i had the courage to send email to my boyfriend to know his status and this is his reply to me: "My HIV test was done in 2001 in Canada due to Canadian Immigration medical requirement. Thanks to GOD, I am 100% healthy... Read more »