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Hello Doctor, thank you for what you're doing not only through your organization, but also through this forum.My question is this: about 7 weeks ago, I had several encounters with a guy I had only recently met. He assured me he was HIV negative and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...carries a very low risk. Anal penetration (even "minimally") carries a much higher risk.3. You report your six-week OraQuick rapid test was "positive." I'm not sure if this was a typo or not. If it was "positive," please note this would be... Read more »

About PEP and Antibody Testings

Hi doc,I have been looking through the archives and I see that you say that the PEP treatment does... Read more »

Need answers before I choose which doctor to go to!!!!

Hey Dr Bob,I had an exposure to HIV and test antibody negative on the rapid test at 6 weeks, 3... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...itself is in the blood. When people already know they are infected with HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly the virus is multiplying (a viral load test, see Fact Sheet 125 ) or the strength of your immune system (a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...test (see Fact Sheet 125 ) measures the virus itself. Before the immune system produces 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... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...can also occur in people who restart their meds after a time being off them. IRIS happens when your immune system recovers too quickly. It can start to "overwork" and respond to other infections that may or may not have been diagnosed before... Read more »
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MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

... " False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests --- New York City, 2005--2008 ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : MMWR examines recent increase in the Read more »
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No rapid test is as good as ELISA.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do some research about the way the tests works. No rapid test will ever be as accurate as ELISA. For example, the rapid test uses just one or two drops of blood. The ELISA uses a lot Read more »

Rapid test

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Mass says 6 week window period for a hiv blood test but 3 months for a rapid test. I thought they [rapid test] was the same sensitivity. I think its just the way it was certified. Does anyone have any Read more »

Need Answers PLEASE!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Then started having numbness in feet and moved to hands. I had Elisia at 6 wks. neg. PCR 400 copies at 7 wks. neg. Elisia Rapid test at 9 wks. neg. PCR 50 copies at 10 wks. Neg. and Elisia Rapid at 90 days Neg. I'm still having numbness in... Read more »

7 wks result....how sure? any advise?

Posted by regretidiotz, 3 Replies
...anyone can advise me on how sure a 7 wks test result is? i did a finger poke 20 mins rapid test. was told its an antibody test. i had many symptoms 2 wks ( last about 3 wks) after exposure. about 2 wks back, all the Read more »