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Breast Milk Negative Elisa At 16 Weeks

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...seroconversion. During the window period, people infected with HIV have no antibodies in their blood that can be detected by an HIV test, even though the person may already have high levels of HIV in their blood, sexual fluids, or breast milk. Here is what the CDC says about the window period: "Antibodies generally appear within three months after infection with HIV, but may take up to six months in some persons." This CDC definition...
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Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and 29 weeks Pregnant

I am a 37 year old female,Im 29 weeks pregnant with my second child. My both the pregnancy was through IVF. I been married for 12 years. At a routine Pre-natal visit during my first trimester in JULY 09 blood test my HIV came negative . Again I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A positive ELISA HIV-antibody test followed by a negative confirmatory Western Blot test is considered a negative HIV-screening test. You've now had essentially two negative HIV-screening Read more »

Breast milk and oral transmission of HIV

Five weeks ago at a local bar a dancer offered her breast and like an idiot I took it in my mouth for a few seconds. Then I noticed a clear discharge on her nipple. I asked her if she was nursing and the answer was no. NO symptoms of initial HIV...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...The encounter you have described would not be considered a high risk exposure by any means. It is true that breast milk from mother to child can lead to transmission of HIV. What we need to factor into the equation is the type and length of the Read more »

HIV risk nipple sucking on lactating woman (BREAST MILK and HIV TRANSMISSION)

I am 30 years male and had a protected sex with female sex worker 5 months ago . I kissed her nipples also .I felt she was lactating. is breast sucking or nipple sucking on a lactating woman carries risk to HIV infection or any STD s. I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmitted from an HIV-infected mom to her infant via breastfeeding. This is due to many factors, including the quantity of breast milk and the underdeveloped immune system of babies. For adults breast-milk HIV transmission remains only a... Read more »

Please!Please!Please!

Hey Doc , I desperately need your help. Sorry to keep asking so frequently, I just had another concern.In your last reply you said barring extenuating circumstances this would be definitive. What would those circumstances be? For my first exposure I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Suffice it to say your circumstances were not extenuating, OK?1.Nope.2.Yep.3.Yep.4.Nope.5.Yep.Restraining order now in effect! Stay well!Dr. Bob Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...illnesses. Replacement feeding can increase the risk of infant death. This can be due to loss of disease protection provided by the mother's milk or the use of contaminated water to mix baby formula. The World Health Organization advises that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...The Bottom Line HIV does not spread easily from person to person. To get infected with HIV, infected blood, sexual fluid, or mother's milk has to get into your body. HIV-infected pregnant women can pass the infection to their new babies. To... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. The most common ways for HIV to be transmitted are through unprotected sexual contact and/or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...Effects? There are no clearly documented serious side effects of milk thistle. Even very high doses do not seem to have any negative effects. However, some people get an upset stomach, diarrhea, bloating, or more gas when they start using... Read more »
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HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i dont really know how i got it, im a construction worker and i maybe got pinched by a needle in the middle finger. i tested negative at 4 month before tht to but i dont think i took part in any risky behaviour 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 Read more »

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 Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
... Sex (vaginal, anal, and oral) Direct injection (needles and syringes) From mother to infant (either through blood or breast milk) HIV is easier to get through the intravenous routes than through sexual ones; however, most infections are... Read more »