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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)....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thank you for your very kind comments and donations to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( They are both warmly appreciated.Regarding your HIV status, it's WOO-HOO time! I agree with your PCP that a reactive... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rise in Iranian Prostitution Blamed on Strict Sex Rules, Economy

A recent serial killer in Iran was understood by some to be battling corruption and a social scourge -- prostitution. Saeed Hanaei went to the gallows for murdering prostitutes. "If I removed corruption, it was for the good of the people," his... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics Associated With Sex After Periods of Abstinence Among Sexually Experienced Young Women

The intermittent nature of adolescent sex presents a challenge to pregnancy prevention efforts, according to the authors, who added that "understanding why sexually experienced adolescents have sex after a period of abstinence will help clinicians... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Southern Africa: AIDS Scientists Call for Month of Sex Abstinence -- Campaign "Could Cut New Transmissions by 45 Percent"

A month-long period of sexual abstinence could be a viable cultural approach to stopping new HIV infections, two epidemiologists suggest. During that month, new HIV transmissions could be cut by up to 45 percent in countries such as Swaziland, South... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Northern Ireland: 2,500 Are Treated at New Sex Clinics in Just 18 Months

More than 2,500 people in the north west border region were treated for STIs in a recent 18-month period, with new clinics seeing increasing caseloads in Londonderry, Donegal, and Tyrone. The increases were a major topic at a recent sexual health... Read more »
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Elisa window period?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could anyone please help with this question? What is the window period for an elisa test, and then is a negative elisa at week 7.5 and week 11.5 conclusive enough to say i'm negative? i went and did a rapid test at week 13,14 an 17 to make sure and... Read more »

Elisa and Window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
For all you people that are still concerned about the results of your tests, please see the following link Read more »

Elisa 4 generation Window period in Spain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tell you what she has said to me the doctor here in Spain brings over of the Elisa 4 generation (is a test of antibodies vih-1, vih-2 of 3 generation combined with a test of the antigen p24 ), has said to me that it is very sure from the first... Read more »

3rd gen ELISA and window periods???

Posted by jambo, 1 Reply
I know everyone is tired of these repeated discussions on window periods. I came across an article which mentioned that fourth generation tests reduce the window period by an average of 6 days over the 3rd gen tests, as a result of some research. ... Read more »