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Hiv Std Result Non Reactive

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development...
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results from a blood donation

Dear Dr. Bob,After a recent blood donation (I have been donating for a few years), I received a notice from the clinic that I had a reactive Elisa test and negative western blot. After 1 month, I went back to the blood clinic and was tested again....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A repeatedly reactive ELISA test with a negative confirmatory Western Blot (WB) test is considered a negative HIV-screening test. There are many reasons for reactive screening ELISA tests. These would include pregnancy (or past pregnancies), Read more »

Test Results for HIV and Hep

Dr. McGovern, Thanks for all you do here on this forum and for dedicating so much of your time to it; it's so greatly appreciated. I recently had an STD panel done and received the results. This was done at 7 months after the last exposure. Could...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am glad you find the website helpful. You only have evidence of protective surface antibodies for HBV which means you are protected. Read more »

please clarify the results....... will do a donation of $30

Dear Doctor........please give me your openion I took a HIV DNA PCR test on 13th December nearly at 11:00am. My last exposure (lap dance) was on 6th December nearly at 3:00pm. I got the result just now. Below is my results. Please let me know your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...approved for HIV diagnosis.3. The only tests you have taken so far are HIV-specific tests. If you want to be screened for other STDs, you'll need to have specific tests run for each disease.4. The 1.00 is the cutoff value of this test. Your value... Read more »


Dear, i just had my blood test done. On the STD screen, i wonder, y there is only VDRL result and it's non-reactive. Does is mean tat it's safe from hiv? It has been bothering me latelyThanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,VDRL is a screening test for syphilis and is included in many STD (sexually transmitted diseases) screens. It, however, has nothing to do with screening for HIV. HIV screening requires an HIV-specific test. You can read more Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Ask the Expert: Case Study -- Newly-Admitted Patient With a Penile Lesion

...may infect others through sexual encounters. Incarcerated persons entering correctional facilities are at high risk for having sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) because of the high prevalence of risky sexual behaviors and limited access to... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID Opens First AIDS Vaccine Trial in Africa

...of Health (NIH). NIAID conducts and supports research to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as HIV disease and other sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, malaria, asthma and allergies. NIH is an agency of the U.S. Department of... Read more »
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Please help me, i am DESPERATE!!!!!

Posted by snake, 2 Replies
...urinary tract infection that lasted about three weeks, the infection just wouldn't clear, went to the local health department no std's and HIV non reactive, but ever since then i've had a sore throat, ear pain that lasted for about 4 days, i've... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...I got blood drawn last wendesday for general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with the exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in Read more »

can someone explain this?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can someone tell me what the VDRL test does? I thought that was for Syph and not hiv? Can anyone explain? And what does a reactive/non-reactive VDRL result mean? Read more »

Follow up on Freaking Terrified

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi guys. Thanks for the answers and support. Well I got my results back today. I got a full STD panel done and all was negative except for Herpes Simplex 1 (cold sores) which I was told not to worry about because something Read more »