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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again after two or three months. If you are...
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PEP, 5 week Test and Possible RNA Test (Follow Up)

Dr BobIts me the straight red state native turned LGBT supporter!OK, I took Truvada alone as a PEP for about two weeks before giving up on it (due to side affects). It has been 36 days since my "risky exposure". Here are my questions for your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitive or conclusive.3.The problem with PCR (DNA or RNA) testing is primarily the rate of false positives (as opposed to false negatives). PCR testing is not recommended for routine HIV screening.Dr. Bob Read more »

Can PEP lead to a false negative on a PCR?

Dr Frascino,About three weeks ago I had unprotected anal sex with a man who turned out to be HIV positive. I was the top. I was exposed only to his precum, his saliva and anal mucus. I was not exposed to his semen nor to his blood. Within 24 hours...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...levels. This could lead to the wrong conclusion that the person on PEP is not HIV infected when in reality the result is a false-negative. The person could be HIV infected, but the antiretrovirals are suppressing the viral load to undetectable... Read more »

Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks'
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results.Beyond the "window period," ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you were tested at least six months after the last... Read more »

Re: HIV Positive or Negative

Hello. Thanks for the quick response to my question you recently updated at http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Infected/Q196241.htmlI forgot to mention, that i'm not sure if they did a confirmation test (such as a western blot test)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...And that is why you should never run a Western Blot without first getting a positive ELISA. Said another way, if your ELISA is negative, you should not get a Western Blot.3.No.Your three negative HIV tests are a very good indication that you are... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...with a severely compromised immune system due to another disease, such as leukemia. What does this mean for you? If you test negative on an antibody test taken 3 months or longer after your last possible risk of possible exposure to HIV, you... Read more »
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Behind the STD Cell Phone Chip: Will It Detect HIV?

...accurate would these tests be -- and would a false or incorrectly taken test lure positive people into acting as if they were negative? "Learning you have chlamydia is one thing" said Dr. Jonathan Weinstein, who oversees the treatment of... Read more »
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New Nebraska Bill Proposes Increased Penalties for Spitting on Cops if You're Living With HIV or Hepatitis; Media Fails in Its Reporting

...Project (ASAP) . "Our laws and government influence how people think," he said. "This bill, as written, reinforces the exact negative things that we at the Nebraska AIDS Project fight against every day." View ASAP's public service announcement... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...high degree of sensitivity, whereas confirmatory assays have a high specificity. Tests with high sensitivity produce few false-negative results, whereas tests with high specificity produce few false-positive results. These classes of assays,... Read more »

anyone ever heard???

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
...Has anyone ever heard of false negative in the oraquik advance saliva test past the window period, would someone experience thrush after the 5 month from exposure with Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...You can also test right away and then again after two or three months. During this "window period" an antibody test may give a negative result, but you can transmit the virus to others if you are infected. About 5% of people take longer than two... Read more »

For people who are worried about testing !!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...you wait just a little while after engaging in a risky behavior, you can then get a reliable HIV test. Wait three weeks, and a negative HIV test result is very reliable; wait three months, and it's virtually 100% accurate. Some local health... Read more »