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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

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

TDF2 Study of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Heterosexual Men and Women in Botswana: Key Facts

Overview Daily oral PrEP with a tablet containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (TDF/FTC, known by the brand name Truvada┬«) was found to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV infection by roughly 63 percent in the study population... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Preparing for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Table of Contents Introduction PrEP to Prevent HIV Infection The Different Flavours of PrEP The Changing Terminology: Microbicides as a Form of PrEP What Is Being Researched? What Evidence Is Available So Far -- Does PrEP Work? Partial... 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 »