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How Soon Does An Hiv Test Pick Up Whether I'm Positive

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benefits of knowing (pick me) (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

In short I am afraid of perhaps being hiv positive. I was in a relationship for two years with someone and kind of left condoms out of the equation without testing. He didn't seem to be high risk having had a previous hiv test and 5 sexual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In essence you're wondering about the "benefits of knowing." See below. I've addressed this issue recently.Regarding a cure for HIV, we have an entire chapter devoted to that topic in the archives of this forum. I have... Read more »
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The Western Blot will pick up all subtypes of HIV. However, because of their high degree of specificity, should only be used as confirmatory tests following a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA, EIA or rapid test. There is a significant... Read more »

Can I have hiv that hiv test not picking up

It has been 21 months since my encounter I have had 7 hiv test 4 rapid and 3 blood drawn and the last was labcor HIV 1/0/2 all negative I am still having symptoms headaches, growling stomach, pin symptoms, heel pain, dry mouth, ashey skin, anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. No.2. Extremely unlikely.3. No.4. No.5. No.6. No.7. No.8. Sorry, I can't diagnose the cause of your very common nonspecific symptoms over the internet. What I can do with great certainty is advise what's not causing your problems:... Read more »

Oooooo pick me pick me!!! 4th time post

Hello doc, I really need your expert advice. I thank you for All you do at this website you are great and are an example of the loving side of humanity..This is my fourth time posting and hopefully with a response from you it will be the last... I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.Yes.2.I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet. However, I can tell you that HIV is not the cause!3.I don't know, can you? There's certainly no doubt you should and also no doubt that you are HIV negative.... Read more »
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Does Orasure rapid test pick up anything else???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
antibody wise I mean???

*Im talking about the oral test..not the blood one*

Can anything else affect the result? Medicines or anything??

Is it like that ELISA test, where it checks for antibodies, but it also has the possibility of picking up OTHER... Read more »

on picking up the pieces

Posted by DAPRINCEZZ, 3 Replies
So here I am 20 years old and dying to live but living to die but then again aren't we all?? I decided to take the time to share my story with you all on hiv. I was seeing this guy, everything about him was great and before you know it we were... Read more »

ELISA DOES NOT PICK UP HIV 0

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The only Fault Elisa and Western Blot: The test doesnt pick up HIV 0, but HIV 0 only exists in Africa. Maybe we will have a test that pick up HIV 1,2,0 soon.

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Possible Positive HIV Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This past week I went in for my annual blood HIV testing because my spouse has HIV. My initial HIV test this week returned with an abnormal result which inspired that lab to test with the additional Western Blot exam. This too returned... Read more »