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Having Sex During Period Elisa

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False Positive ELISA Journey from Hell (or "A REAL Sex Education")

Hi Dr. Bob,Yes, I have seen variations of this question in the archives, but I guess I'd feel a little bit better if I knew my particular situation was being addressed specifically -- especially since I am NOT pregnant (nor have I ever been). I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(www.concertedeffort.org). They are both warmly appreciated.Regarding your HIV status, it's WOO-HOO time! I agree with your PCP that a reactive ELISA coupled with a negative Western Blot is considered a negative HIV-screening test. Your negative... Read more »

Can Oral sex increase window period?

Words cant justify the Job you are doing here helping ppl out of their miseries. Thanks for all the... Read more »

What does LOW RISK mean to you and what ELISA trying to tell me?

Dear Dr. Bob,I became a blood donor last year first of all because it is a good thing to do but... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing ... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...vigorous, prolonged oral sex ("deep-throating"). Avoid mouth or throat trauma caused by a large number of partners in ashort period of time. Taking Care of Yourself Any type of sexual activity with an infected person carries a risk of... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...HIV.) If you don't use a barrier, avoid getting precum, semen, or vaginal fluids in your mouth. Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Bad oral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease) can make oral sex... Read more »
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Sex with Professional sex worker

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...with a female (professional escort in Latin America) of unknown status. I wore a condom and tested negative at 5 months via Elisa (sent to a quest labs by my pcp). I've had 1000's of symptoms and was wondering if this could be hiv??? any... Read more »

3.5 elisa, PCR hiv1, Scared pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello Friends, I was exposed to pos+ woman, vag intercourse. no condom, 0.5hrs. Tested neg 3.5 mths elisa 3rd generation, and neg hiv1 pcr both tests done by A.I.M. health labs. I had the symptoms of sweats, weight loss, and white Read more »

the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
...the vaccines extend the period of window? it wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was Read more »

rapid tests vs. ELISA (Dr. Bob's answer!!)

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
...from people who tested negative via the rapid test but positive via the ELISA, around the same time and outside of the window period. Now I am TERRIFIED of a false-negative results. Should I be happy with my results or do I have cause for... Read more »