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Blood In Mouth Negative Elisa At 16 Weeks

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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.

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...(independent of risk 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... Read more »

Will you answer this question,PLEASE? I ll donate. Thank you.

Hallo Dr. Bob.Thanks for your great work here.I have red many answers of you and all what i can say... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. ... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the... 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 »
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What the F%&# is it if not HIV?????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...intercourse (unprotected insertive vaginal) with a sex worker in the Philippines in July, 2002 I experiences a flu-like illness 3 weeks later. Most symptoms subsided in a week or so, some lasted a longer. Symptoms included: 1. Facial dermatitis... Read more »

Real Help Please..Questions/Opinions?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Chlymidia, gonnerea. After a few days they called me and said there was no sign of infection for thoses two diseases. A couple more weeks went by, still burning. I was at my sons birthday party that sunday, and all of a sudden I started... Read more »

DESPERAT...PLEASE CONTRIBUTE YOUR OPINION

Posted by Kevin, 2 Replies
...I need help...i recently had an encounter (recieving oral sex from a femal). I tested at 10 1/2 weeks 11 1/2 weeks and 16 weeks and 3 days.. All test were done in Quest labs which uses 3rd generation elisa test and there were negative.... Read more »

CD4 depletion

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...8 months as well as undetectable on viral load 4 times. However have had CD4 count done and it is 350!!! Basically my white blood count is really low. What on earth could be causing this bit HIV?? Have tested -ve on EBV, CMV, Hep A and B etc. I... Read more »