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The Return of Captain Pee Pee and his Windigo

Hey Doc, never thought I would be writing you back, but here I am. A nosebleed that appeared out of nowhere is what brings me back. Not quite sure if you remember me, but here's a quick summary:Exposure mid March 09DNA PCR Day 21Numerous Lab based...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...problem properly evaluated. This is not something you can "go alone." You are not a physician. Get the help you need, not more HIV tests that you don't.Good luck.Dr. BobThe Adventures of Captain Pee Pee, Poo Poo on the Scurvy Planet Jul 4, 2009... Read more »

False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to ease my mind. No known exposure ever in my life. Tested neg in 2005 and had my child in 2007 who is fine and healthy. Since getting pregnant only 3...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You did not have a "false negative" test but rather a "false positive" test! Your first test showing a "faint line" should not have been read as positive. Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Do you think these reactions are HIV 1 or 2 and if not, should I be concerned about these reactions? All other STDs have been ruled out and the only person I could have gotten HIV from has tested negative on the orasure advance rapid 5 months out... Read more »

corticosteroid question has me on edge about asthma meds

Hey Doc, You've said that high dose corticosteroids like Prednisone can sometimes cause false negatives. What exactly is a 'high dose'? I use an albuterol inhaler and advair diskus daily for asthma. Could this have lead to false 12 and 24 week...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would not alter HIV-antibody test results. Albuterol does not contain any steroids. So "breathe easy," my wheezy friend, your HIV test results are definitive and conclusive.Stay well!Dr. Bob Read more »
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Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
...I need some help. I am in Seoul and have had PCR and Antigen test at 7 weeks - both negative. However, my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face Read more »

Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA

Posted by HoPeAndFaiTh, 1 Reply
...negative. But I have all se sympthoms: Rash on the palms of my hands, candidiasis, sore throat, night swats, pains. 2 possible false negative tests?... help me please. I have another test this thursday, (after 12 weeks). This is my post in... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

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False negative tests...

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...town and her family say they don't have her phone number! I feel I was probably hustled, but that's another story. I tested negative at 6 and 9 months but am doubtful of the test results. I've read that there are many subtypes(clade variations)... Read more »