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NAAT False Negative After Known Exposure

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6 doctors, 6 HIV tests, 2 NAATs, What's going on?

Feb 24th I had unprotected vaginal sex with two females. 2-3 weeks later I broke out with a very large blister on my left tricep as well as a sore on my penis head. I had one of the females tested for HIV which turned out negative. I was tested for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What's going on??? Well, I suppose I could be asking you exactly the same question! "Unprotected sex with two females" followed by "symptoms" and HIV/STD tests and then, two months later, "unprotected vaginal sex... Read more »

NAAT RNA TEST QUESTION! One Pioneer to Another!

Dr. Bob a pioneer,Being a former (and recently recovering) high anxiety worry well I have a... Read more »

Confusion Over RNA/NAAT Test

Dr. Bob,I donate every year and will continue to do so but hope you will answer this question. Had... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

NAAT Testing Combined With Social Marketing Campaigns Improve Detection of Acute HIV Infection Among MSM in Vancouver

People who have recently become infected with HIV are at increased risk of transmitting HIV to others and may account for up to half of new HIV infections in some populations. Several factors contribute to an increased risk of HIV transmission. ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Summary Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for an HIV-negative person who is at risk of HIV infection to reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV. It involves taking anti-HIV drugs on a regular basis. PrEP provides only partial... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of infection with the virus after a known exposure. Currently, PEP is primarily intended for the prevention of infection... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

What is the significance of the reported increases in false positives when using the oral fluid HIV test in New York City sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics? It is important to keep in mind that overall oral fluid tests have performed well.... Read more »
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Naat test result

Posted by worriedwellback, 1 Reply
Hi,

I tested negative with NAAT test which I took 5 week after possible exposure. Do I need another antibody test at 3 month mark? Read more »

possible NAAT result?

Posted by brokenwing, 1 Reply
from reading of posts i realized that i have also put myself at risk by doing unprotected insertive anal at the bathhouse on the same day that i fingered an ass. i was so scared witless and so focused on the small cut on my finger when i got sick... Read more »

False Negative-help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had Qual. DNA-PCR by Specialized Testing of St. Louis, MO at 5 weeks after an exposure which came back negative. I am still having symptoms and am awaiting an antibody test results. Did any of you have a false negative? Just wondering my chances.... Read more »

Known Exposure(?); PEP; HEP C "cured"; Home Access

Posted by login123
What a roller coaster this has been. In November, I started having sex with someone who was HIV + and "cured" of Hep C for several years (5+). I saw his medical records. With regards to HIV, he had an undetectable viral load <20 for years and was... Read more »