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Drinking After Someone Negative Elisa At 16 Weeks

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 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 negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the last potential...
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13 months negative ab test but still worried

Good day Dr Bob-i am no stranger to this forum as evidenced by my posts in April and August (Im Positive im positive howelse could i have OHL?)I took your advice and am working with a clinical psychologist.I was on the verge of loosing my job at a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you did, the cause would not be HIV related.2. Your guarantee is the overwhelming and irrefutable evidence of your repeatedly negative (and highly excessive) HIV testing. By the way what guarantee do you have that every headache you get is not a... Read more »

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 »

Dazed and Confused (WINDOW PERIOD 2008)

Ok, ok. I know the whole 'window period' is a question that never dies but why do SOOO many people and doctors disagree on this topic? I've read some posts from the archives that state certain dr.'s want their patients to test for years to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...just plain wrong! (See below.)Regarding your specific situation, barring any extenuating circumstances, all you needed was a negative ELISA test at the three-month mark for a definitive result. Your repeatedly negative ELISA tests out to 32 weeks... Read more »

neg at 12.5 weeks, time to fiesta?

Went to the Dominican Republic, had a little to much to drink one night and had unprotected sex with a bartender. Woke up the next morning and freaked. Started chain smoking and my anxiety got out of control. I lost some weight and sweated alot...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Not Such a Good Time,A negative ELISA at 12.5 weeks is definitely fiesta time! And stop smoking! Don't you know those things are bad for your health and can kill you? Stay well.Dr. Read more »
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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 »
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

Gynecological Problems

...Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic... 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 »
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Real Help Please..Questions/Opinions?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...were killing me, I could not eat anything, or hardly walk. I took the Abbott HIV 1/2 test at 6, 8, 11, 12, and 15 weeks, all neg. I took a PCR at week 16 (I do not know what kind) negative. I took another EIA at exactly 6 months, negative. I... 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 Read more »

Advice please!! Don't know what to believe

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I tested negative at 2 months 3.5 months and 23 weeks. The CDC says I have to test at exactly 6 months to be sure not 23 weeks or 24 weeks or even 25 weeks but exactly 180 days or Read more »