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Barebacking Negative Elisa At 16 Weeks

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Pregnant / positive elisa but negative western blot (POSITIVE ELISA, NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT, PREGNANT, 2011)

My OBGYN advised me that my hiv results came back as a "repeatedly reactive" elisa but "negative" western blot. I am currently 10 weeks pregnant. I tested twice (5/2010 & 10/2010) for hiv while pregnant with my 8 month old...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.A repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot (WB) is considered a negative HIV test result, because the WB test is the more specific testing assay. Pregnancy can induce the production of nonspecific antibodies,... Read more »

Western Blot 'Indeterminate', ELISA 'Negative' (ELISA NEGATIVE, WESTERN BLOT INDETERMINATE)

Hi, I'm a male late 30s. I know you've touched on this issue before, but I was hoping to... Read more »

TWELVE negative ELISAs out to 24 weeks!

Hi Doc,It's me, JC, again. I asked about donating blood to the Red Cross with negative home... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Barebacking in the Gay Community

The term barebacking generally refers to gay men engaging in unprotected anal intercourse. Barebacking has both its benefits and its drawbacks: The benefits of barebacking: Barebacking simply feels better, it's more enjoyable and more... Read more »
Routledge

Why Do Men Bareback? No Easy Answers

An excerpt from Without Condoms: Unprotected Sex, Gay Men & Barebacking Routledge, 2006, List $31.95 "The terrible thing in this world is that everyone has his reasons." Octave, The Rules of the Game , Jean Renoir, 1939 Toby, a Passive... Read more »
TheBody.com

Why We Need to Re-Assess Barebacking, Stop the Stigma and Be Honest About the Risk

Bob Leahy As editor of a respected online magazine for people living with HIV , I made a choice, rightly or wrongly (probably the latter), so that in our magazine's first year or two we didn't cover barebacking. We thought it was too... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Harm Reduction for Barebacking?

I came to New York City, like many other gay men, looking for a place where I could be myself and escape the repressive, conservative, and homophobic society of my native Chile, where you can't talk about sex, period. What I actually found -- in... Read more »
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Negative ELISA at 14 Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I tested negative on ELISA at 14 weeks post exposure (I should know, I counted the days). I wasn't sure if it was 3 calendar months or 12 weeks, so I took the conservative route and went 3 calendar months, plus one week. I took the test through... Read more »

Negative PCR and ELISA at six weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a female of unknown status. 4 weeks later after reading about hiv symptoms, I began having a number of symptoms including rash. I had elisa and pcr test negative at 45 days. Also saw a doctor who said symptoms could be... Read more »

Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
Hi all,

Just would like some others opinions on my current situation.

3 weeks 4 days---My Doctors---Blood taken from vein in arm---Reactive Elisa---Negative Western Blot
5 weeks 2 days---Home Test----Blood from poke in finger---Non Reactive Elisa
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Negative 3rd gen elisa at WK 7.5 & 11.5?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Any expert on this! Is a negative result on a 3rd generation Elisa at weeks 7.5 and week 11.5 conclusive enough to say i'm clean? Read more »