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How Often Should You Get Tested For HIV

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Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

Table of Contents Introduction Normal Feelings Get Help and Support It Is Better to Know HIV and Women Making a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Introduction Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It iscommon to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, grief, depression, or otherpainful emotions. Even after you have known for some time and think you arecoming to terms with the news,...
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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

Enfants who test HIV+and later test HIV-

Will an enfant who test positive for HIV at birth and later tests negative for HIV (after 18 months of age)ever be at risk to develop AIDS ? ...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
An infant who is HIV antibody positive at birth but becomes seronegative[loses antibody and becomes negative] at 18 months of age is not HIV infected;JLS.... Read more »

Uni-Gold only tests for HIV-1, do I need to test for HIV-2 as well

Hi Dr. Bob,35 days ago, I had an potential exposure. A stripper gave me an unprotected handjob using her saliva as lubricant. I am not sure if there was blood in her saliva. The handjob was pretty rough and I had got genital herpes (but I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your HIV-acquisition risk from getting a hand-job from a Bouncing Bertha at the local Badda Bing is essentially nonexistent, even if she used her saliva as a lubricant and you have a history of genital herpes (but no active... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello m. p.,How possible is it that an HIVer on antiretroviral medications that have driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels will test "HIV negative" (HIV-antibody negative) at his local health department? The answer is it... Read more »
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Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

neg. test=hiv neg.?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
the most experts mean a 6-month-negative hiv-test is conclusive. but I have read some(rare) people take a longer time. you need such people? my question is: I have tested neg. after 6 months and 1 year, but have a lot of symptoms every day. Its the... Read more »

Internet site for testing for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I took HIV test anonymously at Quest diagnostics by going through organisation that i found on the internet website.The website address is
http://www.ehivtest.com

It was said in the site that it is a californian based company. My test results... Read more »