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Can You Call A Hotline For Result Of Hiv Test

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Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months prior to that I had a STD/HIV workup because of a fibroid (they were trying to figure out what was wrong). I have had 3 HIV tests in the past 8 years and all came back negative.Question is - is it possible that the virus lay dormant in my... Read more »

Terrified5: HIV symptoms after Oral Sex and Fingering

Dr Bob, I an new to yoru site. I an/was a HIV - man. On Oct 29, I went to a strip club. The dancer/CSW said, "Everything I do is protected, I value my life." In my drunken state I exercised extremely poor judgement. She placed a condom on me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Absofrickenlutely. Just peruse the archives of this forum and you'll find many examples.4. I agree with the hotlines. The best test for HIV screening remains the HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. PCR tests (RNA or DNA) are generally not... Read more »

pcr or elisa (HIV TESTING)

dear dr.I have actually read in this websites content that PCR are better than antibody. Is this true? Please give me piece of mind. I have tested up to 8 months using standard elisa, its negative. can i let go or should i still do a pcr?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »

HELP ME PLEASE!

doc please help me!!! I have written many times before with no reply. I believe I was HIV infected in Dec 2002 at the age of 21. I have had several negative HIV tests but I have yet to be tested for HIV-1 group O. The CDC's reccomendation..."In...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV/AIDS specialist to ascertain if you need specialized screening. If indeed your risk warrants testing or if you have negative HIV test results and have "clinical symptoms highly consistent with HIV infection or AIDS," the HIV specialist can... Read more »
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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 »
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Please help, very scared now

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello thank you for reading my post. I just called the Home Access Hiv Test hotline to get my result and it told me to call back tomorrow! Does this happen to alot of people? I am so scared, I don't Read more »

testing info

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...verify here. The Health Leader Award 2006 Site of the Week November 2003 Listed in Fact Sheet 102 HIV TESTING WHAT IS HIV TESTING? HOW DO I GET TESTED? WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER... Read more »

Massachusetts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...what do the HIV clowns have to say about this ? What should I know about HIV testing? When thinking of tested for HIV, there are a few important things to consider: There are a couple of different types of Read more »

I don't know what to do

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am a gay male and I have never tested for HIV. I am afraid I am infected. The health department does anonymous HIV testing but someone I use to work with works there so it won't be very anonymous to get tested. I don't know what to do. I... Read more »