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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Happy Ending

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Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...since.Thank you!Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,While not "common," I certainly would not consider indeterminate HIV-antibody testing during pregnancy to be "really rare" either! Check out the archives of this forum. There you will find a chapter... Read more »

my pregnant wife of 3years tested HIV+ , and i Testede -

hi doctore bob, im in love with your site and your new blog that you write!my wife if 3years... Read more »

Aids: the end in sight?

Dear Dr. Bob,What do you think of the recent statement from Dr. Brian Willams of the South African... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells. When CD4 cells multiply to fight an infection, they also make more copies of HIV. When someone is infected with HIV for a long time, the number of CD4 cells they have (their CD4 cell count) goes down. This is a sign that the immune system... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load, the faster HIV disease progresses. For prevention , ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test... Read more »
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Recently tested positive....

Posted by RBW60, 13 Replies
...that someone diagnosed now at 35, can expect to live full life expectency... that really helps. I've avoided intimacy for so long and this is probably one reason I ended up with HIV. I hope that an outcome of this is to meet someone to share... Read more »


Posted by mike2007, 2 Replies
...night sweats which have been going on now for 5 weeks. All started 4 days after the encounter. Can symptoms even go on that long? I am so trying to believe the negative test result. Read more »

testing Info

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected from an exposure before the one that they are currently getting tested for. 2. 3 month test - you need to wait this long to make sure you have extended out of the window period, any testing before this, although very reassuring, needs... Read more »

Took all the major tests!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Here's my personal story. It's kinda long. If you're interested, I know some if not most can Identify with the feeling. Here goes: I never knew I would be in this situation. Read more »