Testing Negative At 15 Weeks High Risk

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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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ABRAZO BOLIVIANO-Testing results, antybiotics, Agammaglobulinemia

Dr. BOB. Im just fascinated with what you write (and think). Quiero WOO HOO, but I cant. Im married with 2 babies (one is only 10 months old)Ive had sex with sex workers all over last year (not all over...but at least 4 times) (the last time was 6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent if the latex condoms were used properly and did not fail (break).Your repeatedly negative HIV-antibody tests out to 27 weeks are definitive, conclusive and highly excessive. HIV is not your problem. No... Read more »

12 weeks test

I was worry about may 4May 10 Hiv test was neg May 24 Hiv test was negMay 31 Hiv test was neg and Hiv rna by pcr qn , not detecetd less then 400 copies. June 15 hiv test was Neg June 26 Hiv test and hiv Nucleic Acid Test was Neg July 5 and 13 oral...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Rob, If I am understanding your message, it seems you were possibly at risk on May 4th. Your testing so far has all been negative and it has been 12 weeks. The rule is to check every 3 months for 1 year. I am confident you are negative and... Read more »

Freaked out by counsellor reisk assessment. High Risk.

Dear Good Doc,I posted a question a while back regarding my exposure. To recap, I was on a US business trip and had an escort there give me unprotected oral sex for 10-15s after which I made her continue with condom-protected oral sex for 5mins. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unchanged. Your HIV risk is extremely low. The odds remain beyond astronomical that your definitive three-month HIV test will be negative.Stop freaking out and start practicing your WOO-HOO. You're going to need it soon, OK?Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV Test

Hi I was very worry about May 4.My HIV test was negative May 10 and 24 and June 15. On May 31 and June 26, I had PCR tests, with HIV RNA not detected less then 400 copies. june 15 hiv test was neg . On July 5 and 13, oral quick test was negative ....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...still have been negative. In general terms, we do not perform these additional tests unless we think there was a very highrisk of HIV transmission from the exposure in question, or if there are symptoms suggestive of acute HIV infection. I... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...prevention , viral load predicts how easy it is to transmit HIV to someone else. The higher the viral load, the higher the risk of transmitting HIV. Finally, the viral load test is valuable for managing therapy , to see if antiretroviral drugs... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Reveals Promise for HIV Test

...testing site with a high-risk prevalence, then you probably should be running this test on all of their samples" that are antibody-negative, he said. For more information about the center's Early Test Program, visit http://avrctrials.org/ . The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...sexual partners. Some people get infected in medical settings, through accidental needle sticks or unsterilized equipment. The risk of infection from blood transfusions and blood products in the US is virtually zero. Hep C spreads more easily... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV laboratory screening methods, viral load assays, and HIV resistance tests. Many new technologies that will further enhance testing methods are in various stages of development. Patients presenting for testing within 36 hours of exposure to... Read more »