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33rd day elisa,cd4 count, and Viral load accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey all. Im the "oral DOES =HIV" guy. Well it looks like gmanbill and deb tex are right on. just one question. I went to the doctor and told him my symptoms. He checked me out from head to toe. He was just as concerned as I was, as I had swollen... Read more »

Positive Elisa Negaive Western Blot

Posted by Thnkful, 1 Reply
I am just posting to let others who may be going though awaiting results that your mind can make you think the worst. I recently got a call from my doctor after a routine physical that I had tested positive on my Elisa and negative on the western... Read more »

7 week elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I suffered a very severe case of what I believe to be ARS. I had extreme night sweats, white tongue with unusual blemishes, very very dark urine, bad fatigue, swollen lymphs ect. My last sexual experience had been three weeks before. They did an... Read more »

HIV Elisa test

Posted by runner_85, 1 Reply
Hi bro,

Please help me on this.

i got a elisa test on 19th of this month,

Eilsa test results.

Investigation Findings
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HIV - Cut Off Value 0.548

HIV - Test Value ... Read more »

Are the Elisa test and Oraquick Advance the same?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Basicly is one as trustworthy as the other??

If I would go in and get the Oraquick Advance (oral) test done, would the result be as good as if I had and "elisa" test done at a dr's office or wherever??

Im confused..... Read more »
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How do I get it out of my head?

Dr. Bob, I have asked this question twice.Is an ELISA test done after 7 years of exposure reliable?I read on another site that an ELISA test is only reliable out to 6 years. But, a doctor who is affiliated with an HIV site in Singapore says that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've addressed similar concerns many times in the archives. Have a look! Your four negative ELISA/WB tests in the past year, a full seven years after your last potential exposure, are absolutely conclusive and definitive. I can't say... Read more »

False ELISA Positive?

Last May, I had an encounter outside my 2 1/2 year relationship. We had protected anal sex all night and then fell asleep. The next morning, I woke up to him spooning me. He inserted himself briefly (unprotected) until I quickly pulled away. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Was your positive test confirmed with a Western Blot or did you only have an OraQuick test? Reactive (positive) rapid tests are only considered to be "preliminarily positive" and require confirmation with a more specific test, such as a... Read more »

Elisa Questin & Donation (CUNNILINGUS)

Good Morning Dr Frascino. Im terified. I practice cunilingus to a sex worker in june. ELISA non reactive 15 days after exposure. I have throat pain during the 6th to the 10th week, but I have not presented fever or other symptoms. ELISA non...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Adolofo,The HIV-transmission risk from cunnilingus is extremely low. (See post from the archives below.) Your 11-week negative ELISA test is extremely encouraging. However, the current guidelines state that ELISA tests taken prior to the... Read more »

4th generation ELISA and WB

Dear doc, I have sent you this question before but got no answer. Would a 4th generation ELISA pick antibodies before Western Blot? In your opinion,up to what phase of the HIV infection could a 4th gen ELISA be positive or indeterminate and the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As I have often stated in this forum, there is usually a very good reason why I choose not to answer a specific question. (See below.) The reason I have not responded to your question is that it really doesn't make any sense. ELISA tests do... Read more »
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Isentress Gets Another Good Grade

Data were presented August 4 at the International AIDS Conference on a head-to-head study comparing the integrase inhibitor Isentress (raltegravir) to Sustiva (efavirenz) in people taking HIV drugs for the first time. The study found that Isentress... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Former Arkansas HIV Program Administrator Gets 5 Months in Prison

The former head of the state HIV/AIDS grant program was sentenced to five months in prison and three years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to a federal charge of aiding and abetting the theft of government property. Lola Thrower, a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global AIDS Coordinator Nominee Randall Tobias Says Drug Industry Ties Could Help "Get a Better Deal" on Antiretrovirals

Former Eli Lilly CEO Randall Tobias, President Bush's nominee to head the new State Department office created under the global AIDS initiative, said Tuesday during a Senate confirmation hearing that his connections to the pharmaceutical industry... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex Pharma's Hepatitis C Drug Gets Priority Review

Cambridge, Mass.-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. reports its experimental hepatitis C drug telaprevir has been granted priority review status from regulators in both the United States and Canada. Vertex, which in November asked the US Food and... Read more »