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Getting A Tattoo Negative At 16 Weeks

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Tattooed Guy - Neg at 25 weeks

Hi dr,Its me again, 25 week elisa thankfully negative, I am waiting on my blood and hep tests to come back. Just one question though, although Im feeling mostly well, I have developed numbness in one of my feet. It is a cold, frostbitten type of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given the negative HIV tests after 6 months, I agree it's not HIV. If you had a nerve conduction study, it sounds like you have seen a neurologist. If not, you should see one.MH... Read more »

Tattoo anxiety

I got a tattoo in the beginning of December and have been worried about transmission of HIV ever... Read more »

Tattoo and risk of infection (different than in the archives)

Dr. Bob, I did an internet search and your name came up. I read you provide science-based logic... Read more »
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Australia's Olympic Doctors Warn Team Off Getting Tattoos

On Tuesday, the Australian Olympic team's doctors advised athletes attending next year's games in Beijing to forego getting traditional celebratory tattoos until they are back at home. The doctors are concerned the tattoos could transmit hepatitis... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting Pregnant: HIV-Positive Woman and HIV-Negative Man (Serodiscordant)

There are several different options for reducing the chances of passing on HIV while trying to get pregnant. If you are an HIV+ woman and an HIV-negative man seeking information on getting pregnant, the options below will help you understand what... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting Pregnant: HIV-Positive Man and HIV-Negative Woman (Serodiscordant)

There are several different options for reducing the chances of passing on HIV while trying to get pregnant. If you are an HIV+ man and an HIV-negative woman seeking information on getting pregnant, the options below will help you understand what... Read more »
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Good Fortuño?

Will Fortuño get anything done? Last week, Luis A. Fortuño (R-PR at large) introduced a bill (HR 5292) into the House that would hasten federal intervention in Puerto Rico's ongoing AIDS crisis. Because Fortuño is a non-voting member of the... Read more »
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TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
I got my first tattoo on March 10 and have been worried about hiv infection ever since. I had the tattoo done at a shop that's been established for 15+ years, but is a little on the scuzzy side. I personally didn't see the artist open new needles ... Read more »

Six week negative. Girlfriend and I still symptomatic. 'ARS can last for up to ten weeks'(?)

Posted by 908320498, 4 Replies
Hi guys, just a quick update from:

http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=infected&Number=269032

Six week test results came back:

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'HIV 1/2 Antigen/Antibody: Not Detected (not sure on... Read more »

im weak......7 weeks negative is useless

Posted by regretidiotz, 7 Replies
im weak....i have a 7 weeks negative result but somehow i still cannot comfort myself that theres a possibility that i do not have hiv. not only are my symptoms too real (i have many of them), but my wife also has them....these are too real to be... Read more »

Negative At 12 Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just received a neg ELISA result at 12 weeks. My exposure was male to male oral with both giving and receiving. When I performed the oral there was no ejacultion. I don't remember if there was any pre-cum. I am married and have managed to... Read more »