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Mosquito Bite Negative Elisa At 16 Weeks

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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...considered risky because it does not include contact with blood or other infectious body fluids. Examples of casual contact include: social kissing, public venues (pools, theaters, bathrooms), sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. Insect bites do not transmit HIV. Myths About Clinical Trials The myth: "Clinical trials are unsafe. If I enroll in a study, I won't be allowed to leave it if I don't like it." The reality: You are...
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bed bug bites and HIV. Please concern.

Dr., Here is my situation. I had gone to visit couple of my friends who lives in a different state. I stayed at my friends place for two nights. I know this guy used to go around a lot in the college, he used to tell me that he has slept with...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot get HIV from bed bugs or any other insects. Read more »

Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and 29 weeks Pregnant

I am a 37 year old female,Im 29 weeks pregnant with my second child. My both the pregnancy was through IVF. I been married for 12 years. At a routine Pre-natal visit during my first trimester in JULY 09 blood test my HIV came negative . Again I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A positive ELISA HIV-antibody test followed by a negative confirmatory Western Blot test is considered a negative HIV-screening test. You've now had essentially two negative HIV-screening Read more »

Is a pimple/bug bite hermetically sealed?

2 logical questions doc,If a drop of infected blood were to fall on a non-bleeding pimple and/or a minor insect bite scab would there be a chance of transmission?Do scabs and closed pimples offer the same protection as the epidermis against...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Two logical questions." The same logical answer. HIV cannot penetrate intact skin. A closed pimple or scabbed insect bite would not be considered an HIV risk.You're welcome.Dr. Bob Read more »

Western Blot 'Indeterminate', ELISA 'Negative' (ELISA NEGATIVE, WESTERN BLOT INDETERMINATE)

Hi, I'm a male late 30s. I know you've touched on this issue before, but I was hoping to get more specifics on my somewhat unique quandry.My girlfiend insisted that I do a Western Blot _after_ my ELISA test. The ELISA for HIV 1/2 came back...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,How can I explain specifics on the results of a test that should never have been ordered? Your ELISA HIV-1/2 is negative, so you are HIV negative. Period. End of story."Uninterpretable results" are exactly that "uninterpretable." There are Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...used by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no significant dental problems) Sharing exercise equipment Bug bites Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...is not transmitted by insects. The results of experiments and observations of insect biting behavior indicate that when an insect bites a person, it does not inject its own or a previously bitten person's or animal's blood into the next person... Read more »
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Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I had unprotected sex 4 weeks ago with someone who I have known for three years. As far as I know, she is neg. She has done a few tests, the last one about Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

Sores in Mouth, Negative tests, What is going on?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...had taken a ELISA test in 27 September, 2005 and I asked the guy I sucked to take a ELISA test in 30 September 2005 (10 - 10.5 weeks after exposure). Both test come back negative. In October 7, 2005 I have realize some white layer in my... Read more »

Negative PCR and ELISA at six weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had unprotected sex with a female of unknown status. 4 weeks later after reading about hiv symptoms, I began having a number of symptoms including rash. I had elisa and pcr test negative Read more »