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Needle Prick And Window Period For Hiv Antibody Testing

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous
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pregnanat healtcare worker purposely pricked herself w/needle and now demands i take an hiv test and is getting workers comp

I am HIV negative as of one year ago and am celibate so no reason to have a great fear of carrying the disease. I was recently in a "chain" weight loss center having my blood drawn and the nurse wore gloves, and everything went ok. She disappeared...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...offer to go with the nurse to a qualified medical facility where her incident could be documented and you could agree to be tested there if you so desire.Dr. Bob Read more »

Please help.. (NEEDLE STICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Well, I went to this rave for the first time and I have been hearing rumors about crazy lifeless people with HIV positive needles and poking people with them. Well last night I went and took ecstasy for the first time also (I know, BAD ) well after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a mark. Now i am really worried that I may have been jabbed with a HIV needle. I still have a month to complete the 3 month window period before testing and the tension is making me lose sleep and my peace of mind. How probable is it that I may... Read more »

Window Period

Dear Doctor Bob, so much has been said about window period and I know it is a tough issue to be 100% sure about. But, in your clinical practice experience, have you ever seen any late seroconverters? I mean, people who took longer than 12 weeks to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question comes up frequently. (See below for an example from the archives.) Using the newer generation (3rd and 4th) HIV-antibody testing assays and without extenuating circumstances, I have not seen anyone test HIV-antibody negative at three... Read more »

A psychopath stabbed me!!!!! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I met a guy who had some argue with me before (actually I did something bad to him because he ruined my trade)in the subway yesterday and when I looked at his face I saw no sign of friendly. He hit my shoulder lightly several times to show he is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a mark. Now i am really worried that I may have been jabbed with a HIV needle. I still have a month to complete the 3 month window period before testing and the tension is making me lose sleep and my peace of mind. How probable is it that I may... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing for HIV

...but their presence is used to tell whether a person has HIV in his or her body. In other words, most HIV tests look for the HIV antibodies rather than looking for HIV itself. There are tests that look for HIV's genetic material directly, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid HIV Tests Currently Available in the United States

...directly from the OraQuick device. If 1 reddish band appears at the control (C) location the test result is negative for HIV antibodies. If 2 reddish bands appear, one at the control (C) location and one at the test (T) location, the test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab,... Read more »
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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...pass these tests do be able to donate. I have been really really reallly worried that she pricked my finger with a contaminated needle. I wasnt paying attention to see if she used a new needle, because i didnt know i was gonna get pricked. She... Read more »

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OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...that will reliably tell you whether you have been infected within a few days of the infection. The most reliable test is the HIV antibody test. This test is probably available for free from a public health clinic in your area. Other tests that... Read more »

Deliberate Needle prick

Posted by WorriedLad
...which happened to me whilst i was holidaying in Ibiza. I was stuck in the arm by someone with what i can only assume was a needle whilst in a club, the mark was there so i know it was genuine. Of course it ruined my holiday and set me on a... Read more »