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Can I infect myself from a HIV test?

Please dr. Bob tell me if I can infect myself from doing a test for HIV on me. I touched some of it's components. I'm very afraid. The test is from Medmira and is called MIRACARE.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The short answer is no.The long answer is hell no!Dr. Bob Read more »

Risk of HIV infection from blood test

I went for a blood test at a pathology lab upon recommendation by a doctor. My concern is that I am... Read more »

PLEASE ANSWER.Possible HIV infection, reliability of STD testing services offered on Internet, etc

Dear Dr. Bob,First, Happy, Happy New Year to you and your partner.! Second, I would like to thank... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Targeted Testing for Acute HIV Infection in North Carolina

... Because people with acute HIV infection contribute disproportionately to transmission of the virus, identifying these persons is a critical public health challenge. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York Citys HIV-Infected Testing Earlier

... People testing for HIV in New York City-operated clinics and hospitals are being diagnosed earlier during their course of infection, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing Rates of HIV-Infected Men: Low Despite Guidelines

...transmission and reduce the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease in female partners," the study authors determined GC/CT testing rates in a clinical HIV cohort before and after 2003, when CDC issued guidelines for GC/CT screening. First... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevalence, Unrecognized Infection, and HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Five U.S. Cities, June 2004 - April 2005

...immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic, rates of HIV infection remain high, especially among minority populations. Of newly diagnosed HIV infections in the United States during 2003, CDC estimated that approximately 63% were among men who were... Read more »
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HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return Read more »

Infected during HIV test?

Posted by Anonymous
I'm living a nightmare. I had unprotected sex with a woman (vag/oral) on 7/1/3. At 10 weeks I got a neg ELISA. That should have been the end. However my GP Doctore daignosed Oral thrush. The next day, panicked, at 11 weeks went in for an anonymous... Read more »

NAT positive, but still have a question

Posted by paper_plane, 1 Reply
...test because the week before i got strep, went to the doctor and tested positive for it, and i knew that could be a sign of HIV infection. I tested negative on the rapid test. That was about two months ago. This past weekend i got a call saying... Read more »

Asymptomatic condition!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Based on Dr Bob's comments, asymptomatic condition can go on for a decade. What does this mean??doed this mean that someone would not be able to get a positive result from the ELISA? Read more »