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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...within 4 to 6 weeks after infection. This can all occur before a person tests positive for HIV. Risk of Infecting Others The number of HIV particles in the blood is much higher during acute HIV infection than later on. Exposure to the blood of someone in the acute phase of infection is more likely to result in infection than exposure to someone with long-term infection. One research study estimated that the risk of infection is...
Ask the Experts

Follow Up: K's 14 week post exposure HIV 1/2 test (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER REGAINS HIS SANITY AND TESTS HIV NEGATIVE, 2010)

Hi DR.Bob;Hope you are well. K here with you. Finally got my over 3 months post test results back..NEGATIVE!! for HIV p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibody! What a rollercoaster ride. I guess you were right and i was wrong!! I assume the test is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...three months are definitive, conclusive, WOO-HOO-able and move-on-able! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted or recommended. Whatever is causing your symptoms, you now have irrefutable evidence that HIV... Read more »

Donated 200$ will donate again - Unprotected Oral Exposure followup (FALSE POSITIVE TEST RESULTS, 2011)

Hello Doctor - Hope you are doing well. I have donated 200$ on your website and the reference number is EQEE6C4E20E6.I got the results of my 3 months antibody test today ( 13 weeks) and it is negative.Continuing on my last post, the following day (...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...13-week test is definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your (or your wife's) problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Stop worrying and start WOO-HOO-ing.Dr. BobUnprotected oral exposure - follow up . Have... Read more »

2nd round of ARS- 6 months post exposure

I believe I was exposed to HIV in early June 2009. I had all the signs of ARS over the summer and still feel fluish and fatigued. Now, I notice a light red rash over my torso and red pimple- like spots on my back and I have diarrhea. My hiv anti-...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are definitively and conclusively HIV negative based on the overwhelming and incontrovertible evidence of multiple negative HIV tests yet who continue to worry that HIV is secretly lurking somewhere undiscovered and undetected in their body, are... Read more »

hiv,hepatitisA,B,C

Dear Sir, i am from Pakistan? Unfortunately after a long control on my self i have done sex twice at age of 28? its with a professional sex worker both the time?after doing sex with a sex worker for first time i checked my self for all these...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...have. Continue using condoms during sexual exposures. It would be best if you could have one more series of hepatitis B and HIV testing since you had those tests done so early after your exposure. Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Promise of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

...(1995). Centers for Disease Control. "Case-Control Study of HIV Seroconversion in Health-Care Workers After Percutaneous Exposure to HIV Infected Blood. France, United Kingdom, and United States. January 1988 - August 1994." Morbidity and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...be infected with an OI, and "test positive" for it, even though you don't have the disease. For example, almost everyone with HIV tests positive for Cytomegalovirus (CMV). But it is very rare for CMV disease to develop unless the CD4 cell count... Read more »
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Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

testing NOT needed if oral sex is only exposure?

Posted by anonymouslad, 4 Replies
...HIV+ early rather than much later? So why then do the experts say that testing is not needed if oral is their only possible exposure? Read more »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...nightsweats,4 or 5 times now,some in a row some weeks later.My menstral cycle lasted 2 in half days,not a regular period.I got a private hiv test on march 7,got the swab test,my results came back negative. On march 9,i went to the hospital to see... Read more »

10 months post possible exposure-please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Pains in inner thighs, acheing armpits (but no swelling) feeling weak, diarreah. Incident was non protected vaginal insertive. Is it my mind? Read more »