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Negative Antibody Test At 2 Weeks

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HIV/HCV 6 month antibody negative 36 weeks pregnant HELP!

Dr. Bob,I had unprotected sex on December 28th 2010. I have tested 27 weeks HCV antibody negative and 30 weeks HIV antibody negative. I just need to know if that is conclusive? I am concerned about the whole co-infection between the two infections...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your negative HCV-antibody test at 27 weeks and negative HIV-antibody test at 30 weeks are both conclusive, definitive and WOO-HOO-able. No additional testing for HIV or HCV is recommended. Your fears regarding possible delayed seroconversion are... Read more »

4weeks - pcr at 899 copies contd . 84 days later , Antibody negative

Hello DocThanks for being there virtually, you have helped me stay stable all this time. ]Another donation on the way ..Remember my previous posting after brief unprotected oral onlyAt 4 weeks I had a DNA pcr done which came out as 899 copies.You...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I combined your two questions.Can you WOO-HOO all the way now? Absofrickinlutely! Just as I predicted, your 899 copies was indeed a false positive. I'll resist saying "see, I told you so!"Yes, you can donate blood. You are and... Read more »

Negative antibody test. Donation coming

Dr. Bob,This is Ricky. I sent a post to you two weeks back and the other day. I had unprotected blow jobs and a single condom break with unknown status partner three years ago.After two week wait, my Orasure test at the State Department of Health...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Rickey,Your negative OraSure test three years after your last potential HIV exposure is definitive and conclusive. Additional testing and/or a second opinion are not warranted. Any additional testing will undoubtedly be negative.Thank you for... Read more »

Indeterminate Antibody Test, Negative PCR DNA

Hi, Dr Frascino,I am hoping against hope that you can give my wife and me some guidance here. Please, we plead with you.As recent as last week, my wife was asked to go for a HIV test for insurance purposes. The results were slightly positive ECLIA,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Worried Wife and Husband.Your wife is HIV negative based on the totality of her test results.1. There are a number of potential causes for indeterminate HIV antibody test results. You can read about these in detail in the archives of this... Read more »
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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 »

Is a 6 week antibody test accurate?

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I had an accidental needle stick. Patient tested negative for HIV and positive for Hep C. My 6 week test was negative for both( test was 44 days after needle stick). My husband had a sore throat for 3 days that responded to an antibiotic shot, a... Read more »

validity of a 12 week antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can knowledgable people of the forum let me know if a 12 week antibody test can be considered conclusive after 1 time high risk situation even though major symptoms persist. How much faith can be really put in a 12 week antibody test. I am aware... Read more »

Negative PCR and antibody, I am still worried HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I took a PCR test and a antibody test at 6 weeks (42 days) with LabCorp and I am still worried. I hear about HIV-2 and think I need to get tested for that also. The person whom my possible exposure was to was from NY and I have read on the internet... Read more »