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OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV I Antibody Negative TWICE ... but Still Petrified

Dr. Bob,I believe I sent you an e-mail a month ago about my situation. I've had two "risky" encounters with female prostitutes (the first encounter was in March '07, the other was on June 6, 2007). I say "risky" because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, polyurethane is not the same material as latex; however, they both protect against HIV.Next, you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional testing is warranted. If you... Read more »

Continuing symptoms , negative antibody test !!! Should I continue to test

Dear Dr. DW, apropos http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q231874.html should I get tested again at six months , I am continuing to have burning feel on both my legs and feel so lazy and afraid to start exercising too. There are odd rash or...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HIV-2 is much less common in India than HIV-1. You can test again at 6 months but it is highly unlikely that your test will be positive. Your symptoms do NOT sound like recent HIV.DW... Read more »

Causes of False Negative HIV Antibody Test

Hi Dr. Bob,Before anything else, I just want to thank you for your awesome job in this website. You truly are a good man. Anyway, I just want to clarify something. Last November 11, I had my one year mark HIV test which thankfully turned out non...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You really can't kill antibodies, because they were never alive. Antibodies are proteins made by the body's immune system in response to a particular stimulus such as HIV. These proteins circulate freely in the blood. There is no need... Read more »

Is my HIV antibody test false negative??

Hello there Dr. Bob. First I would like to say that you are amazing! Thank you for this wonderful site and for your support. question: I had a 2 months relationship with man who claims he tested negative for HIV before we have sex. My last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm not sure how or where you got the notion that you, after testing negative out to seven months following your last possible exposure, could have infected your husband, who then reinfected you and caused a false-negative test. I certainly... Read more »
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Antibodies vs Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read here that having herpes will not affect your hiv test. Okay so I am likely splitting hairs here but since this is my life I need to know. If I had contracted Herpes and HIV at the same time and my body began making antibodies... Read more »

For AIDS2HIV, ErricCo, SteveR (DUO TEST NEGATIVE)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys

Sorry I am late posting this, got back late from London and was trying to post a message but I took so long posting it that I lost my internet connection in between and thought i would wait until after a nights sleep, make sure i gave you all... Read more »

Antibody Test completed

Posted by BillyC, 2 Replies
I recently tested Negative for an HIV Antibody test. My concern is the exposure that I had (even though it was not much of a risk) was over 7 years ago. Are the results of this test reliable? Ive heard about late stage HIV infected people having... Read more »

HIV infected negative test

Posted by ruans, 7 Replies
I've only seen 2 cases here worthy of worry; red32 (had relation with HIV+ person, developed, candida, 15 days fever, etc...to this day has neuropathy same as his wife; and myself with a very similar simptomatology and serology (cd4/cd8).

I am... Read more »