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Getting A Tattoo Negative Elisa At 3 Months

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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 another test after 4... Read more »

negative elisa at 8 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Please Help I am still having symptoms 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,... Read more »

elisa negative at 2 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, my question is the following:
I just got the result of my test wich was negative for hiv, hepatitis B and siphilis, last risk was on april 6, and the test was taken on june 7. This is exactly 2 months. How accurate is elisa test at 2 months?... Read more »

Inconclusive Elisa, WB Positive. Subsequent tests negative

Posted by blueangel1980, 3 Replies
If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it. I went in for a routine STI test. HIV came back inconclusive for elisa and positive for western blot. Should a repeat Elisa have been done? Because I've taken several rapid tests, including a... Read more »

elisa neg@3months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my elisa test for hiv is neg at exactly 3 months from the time i had unprotected vaginal sex with a guy. we didnt use a condom but he pulled out. is a neg 3 month elisa test for hiv conclusive that i am neg or do i have to test again at 6 months to... Read more »
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Is two months viral load equal to six months elisa? 99.8% negative is not false negative?

Is two months viral load equal to six months elisa? 99.8% negative which is not a false negative?...
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
I don't think the study has been done to answer that question.MH... Read more »

Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and Pregnant!

Hello,I am a 21 year old female. Just recently found out I was pregnant. I'm 7 weeks along. At a routine pre-natal viist, I had a blood test. My doctor told me I tested positive for HIV with my mother in the room! She's very worried....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A reactive (positive) ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot is read as a negative HIV test. Your doctor was wrong to scare you. The most likely cause of your reactive ELISA test is non-specific cross-reacting antibodies resulting from your... Read more »

Positive ELISA negative Western blot

I just wanted to thank you for this forum. I am 7 weeks pregnant, and received a call last Friday from my OBGYN who stated that I had a positive ELISA and a negative Western Blow. She did tell me not to worry that I am negative, but she was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Soon to be Mom of 3,You're very welcome! Thanks for your thanks and for using the information in the archives!Be well!Dr. BobHIV...Scared (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS) Jan 18, 2009Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child.... Read more »

Pregnant and positive Elisa, negative western blot

Hi,I recently found out that I am pregnant (second pregancy) and had all the routine prenatal blood work done at about 5 weeks into my pregnancy. A week later my doctor told me I tested positive on the Elisa but negative on the Western blot and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are HIV negative. A reactive (positive) ELISA with a negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a negative HIV-screening test. You've now had two negative HIV-screening tests. This is to be expected, as you've had... Read more »
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Canada: HIV, Hepatitis Tests Urged After Unlicensed Tattoo Parlors Closed in Calgary

After receiving tips from the public, Calgary health officials shut down seven unlicensed tattoo and piercing parlors during recent investigations. Officials said customers of the establishments listed below should seek testing for hepatitis C and... Read more »
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Australia's Olympic Doctors Warn Team Off Getting Tattoos

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Professor Poz

Photo: John Phillips . One of the first things you notice about Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco, 47, is the multicoloured fish tattoo on his neck. In his early twenties, getting inked was his way of side-stepping a boring, conventional life. "The... Read more »
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Ohio: West Milton Council Bans Tattoo, Body-Piercing Shops

Last month, officials in West Milton voted 4-2 to prohibit tattoo and body-piercing parlors from operating in the city, citing the potential of unsterile needles to spread hepatitis and HIV. The town of 4,700, located north of Dayton, may be the... Read more »