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Docking Negative Elisa At 3 Months

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...find out that you are HIV-positive (infected with HIV), you and your healthcare providers can better plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect others, and what precautions you might take to prevent transmission to other people. Regardless of...
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Indeterminate ELISA followed by negative results

DoctorYour opinion would set my mind at ease although I guess I know the answer.Back in 1999 after a real exposure to HIV (several unprotected sex with a HIV+ man - I was always on top and of course I did not know his status by then) I underwent...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Would it be possible that HIV entered your body and then went away, leaving only a trace (indeterminate ELISA)? No, absolutely not. But you knew that already, didn't you? Of course you did.If you can't cope, you should seek the help of Read more »

3 times ELISA NEGATIVE , but WB POSITIVE

Hi Doc, I was taking my first ELISA test on 19Feb2009, and it was 3 months after I had sexual activities. My girlfriend took the ELISA test together with me because we are planning to get married next year. Our test were non reactive. But in April...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your second opinion doctor who informed you that you should take a Western Blot because your previous repeatedly negative ELISA tests were not accurate is woefully misinformed (or a completely idiot, I'm not sure which!). Her advice is dead... Read more »

test v symptoms

Dear Dr BobAppreciate that you receive many e-mails, I write again in hope of areply. I would also welcome opportunity to donate to your foundation.I am in my late forties. Following unprotected genital to genital griding with sex worker (with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...frottage. Some folks call it "dry docking." At any rate, no matter what you call it, no penetration equals no risk! OK?Your negative HIV-1 and HIV-2 tests out to 19.5 weeks are definitive and conclusive. Not unexpectedly, due to your "non... Read more »

test v symptoms - thank you

Dear Dr BobThank you for your swift and detailed answer which I really do appreciate. Having visited your website, I feel really humble, when I see what a difference you are making with your life in helping both those who read this forum as well as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...appeared since. At week 14 had Elisa blood test at doctor for HIV 1/2 + HIV home access Hiv test at week 19 1/2. Tests came back negative, so wish to rebuild life, however still suffering from following symptoms: 1)Dry skin, and general itchiness... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children more than 3 months old. Although the practice has not received FDA approval, lamivudine may be used to prevent health care workers... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...married)." The reality: Were you tested for HIV before you got into the relationship? Was your partner? Were both tests negative? And do you spend 24 hours a day together? If you're faithful, but he or she is not, or he or she was already HIV... Read more »
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Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
...some others opinions on my current situation. 3 weeks 4 days---My Doctors---Blood taken from vein in arm---Reactive Elisa---Negative Western Blot 5 weeks 2 days---Home Test----Blood from poke in finger---Non Reactive Elisa 9 weeks 4... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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My 3 Month Elisa = Negative!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I feel very good today. The Elisa was at 93 1/2 days, so a little bit past three months. It was negative. I am going to try to put this behind me. I can't live my life worrying out there in the 0-3% land. I will probably get Read more »

negative elisa at 8 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...after a risk expose to HIV, does the elisa pick up subtypes to HIV and would this test be conclusive, I had a HIV 1/2 test at 5 months now again at 8 months I also had a RNA-PCR at 3 months, am I done testing, are my symptoms cauesed by... Read more »