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Blood In Mouth Elisa

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...the presence of antibodies to HIV. ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in...
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Is a 16 week ELISA test conclusive?

Hello Doctors, good forum and good information. I had a potential unwanted oral exposure at a bachelor's party when a stripper placed an object that was in her vagina in my mouth.. After this; I did the following tests;- 20 days after exposure- HIV...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...or risk category).1. I typically recommend HIV testing at 1,3 and 6 months after an exposure. Therefore a 16 week negative ELISA is encouraging, but not sufficient, IMHO.2. If you had a potential exposure to HIV, you could have had exposure to... Read more »

Occuptional Blood Exposure!!Super donation!

About 1 1/2 years ago I had an unruly HIV+ patient spit blood at me! He had bit his tongue severely and got upset at me and spit his blood in my face. Mostly it got in my mouth. I was worried about cuts in my mouth or peeled lips...I did not use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stop testing? I keep thinking about all the "what if's"! What if we both had cuts, what if we were both bleeding, what if his blood got into my tongue piercing. I don't know what to do. I'm so depressed and so bitter. I keep thinking what if the... Read more »

Major Bob:Oraquick Tests vs. Normal Blood Elisas

Hey Doc, Ground Control again..I had a question about Oraquick Test vs. Elisas. The Oraquick which is the 20 min. fingerstick test, is it as accurate/sensitive as an Elisa? I'm trying to convince myself that I am HIV neg..I've had multiple Elisas...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...frequently linked to steroid inhalers. Proper inhaler technique (have your doctor demonstrate this for you) and rinsing your mouth with water after using the inhaler can mitigate or eliminate this problem.Do I think anything else, like HIV-2,... Read more »

I bit a mugger and got blood in my mouth

Please help. While out with my wife one evening I was attacked by a mugger who looked like a drug user. To make a long story shorter, I bit the attacker to avoid being choked. I got a lot of blood in my mouth. I got a sore throat two days later and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...5 PCR's and ELISA's within 9 weeks? Why? Who is ordering all these unnecessary tests? It's a waste of your time, money, and blood! All you needed was a single ELISA at 3 months. The chance of contracting HIV from chomping on the would-be mugger... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood. When people already know they are infected with HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells (sometimes called T-cells). HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into factories that... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included Read more »
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Stress!

Posted by elisa101, 2 Replies
...As mentioned earlier, i ahd an encounter with a karaoke gal. Kissed her, and tasted blood in my mouth. Gosh....i took an elisa at 65 days, and now took a test at 16 weeks. I am awaiting for my results. I am afraid that Read more »

Difference between tests..please help me

Posted by tikigirl31, 1 Reply
...Now, does it matter if it was the ELISA or the OraQuick with doing a mouth swab? I keep reading about how most places do the blood test, and not mentioning about the mouth swab one. If it's OraQuick and at 6 weeks is a NEGATIVE result, does... Read more »

Re: help?

Posted by elisa101, 2 Replies
...glass of whisky coke. He also drank from the same glass. Question that he is worried, can he be infected if there was trail of blood in the drink as his wound in his mouth isn't healed yet?" Now my friend is very scared, he is sweating like... Read more »

RE: Friend In Need of Advice!

Posted by elisa101, 1 Reply
...glass of whisky coke. He also drank from the same glass. Question that he is worried, can he be infected if there was trail of blood in the drink as his wound in his mouth isn't healed yet? Read more »