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Hiv Antibody Negative Red Spots Persists

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please doctor i feel im 6 feet under the ground

i bully you again.. i had unprotected sex with girl unknown status half year ago. ive had experience so called ars symptoms and tested negative at 8 weeks antigen/antibody for hiv,syphilis,hep b,c all negative. except ebv, 12week mark hiv again.....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."Finnish 25-Year-Old Teenager,"Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. However, your negative HIV-antibody tests out to 12 weeks are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No... Read more »

In need of help, I'll donate don't know how though

Dear Dr Bob,I am in such an awful position. I can't concentrate on anything anymore. On March 5th... Read more »

I Just Dontated at the website www.concertedeffort.org please help.

First of all Doctor Bob I just donated it wasnt much as I am in college. First my expouser was 3... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool. It is inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine ... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...take. Myths About HIV Tests The myth: "The 'AIDS test' can't be trusted." The reality : The 'AIDS test' measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...antibodies to fight it, HIV multiplies rapidly. Therefore, this test will show a high viral load during acute infection. A negative HIV antibody test and a very high viral load indicate recent HIV infection, most likely within the past two... Read more »
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HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...infections, frequent dry cough, and occasional dry mouth, mild fatigue, and diarrhea. About 6 months after exposure noticed a rash w/bumps behind the ears, and has developed into a chronic 1yr old mild itchy rash that has spread in a 4 inch wide... Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...have swollen nodes in my neck, achey back pain, minor sore throat and thrush... I have had 5 tests total all of which came back negative. I live near san fransisco so I went to a HIV clinic in the Castro District, (primaraly homosexual high risk... Read more »

swollen neck

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...condum used, developed swollen neck have a like losing body tone arms swollen but fingers look like shrinking under arms hurt, bumps inside lips, lost taste tested neg, but scared clinic told me late stage may not show antibodies, and hiv hides... Read more »