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Is hiv testing at 3 months valid whlle pregnant?

Hi Docter,I am pregnant and paranoid , I gave a blow job to an old male friend and aquired chlamydia. I know that increases my risk for transmission orally he did not cumm in my mouth. My friend says he is negative but of course of my anxiety and me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test. If negative, that would also have provided you with additional reassurance. I should also mention that false-positive HIV tests due to nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies formed during pregnancy would be quickly discovered on follow-up,... Read more »

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 Read more »

Another follow up re clearview test 10.5years after exposure pls reply I'm so worried

Doc,This is regarding the accuracy, how definite and conclusive is a rapid test by clear view 10.5 years after exposure supposing:1. I am one of those unlikely and extremely rare controllers,2. I already have AIDS and the antibodies are already...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test 10.5 years after a potential exposure is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. I can't say it any more straightforwardly than that.Regarding your specific questions:1. No.... Read more »

alcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3 months and then at one year. Both tests were negative but I went out and drank the night before the test I took at the one year. Does alcohol affect these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, 3 months back. tell me how stupid i am.I went to the doctor and had a blood test for HIV and the doctor also did a regular blood test.My HIV test results are negative, but my liver enzymes were... Read more »
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...causes AIDS, claim that AIDS is caused by the very medications designed to treat it, or try to dissuade people from taking an HIV test. Black people cannot allow ourselves to be either distracted or bamboozled by these types of dubious claims. ... Read more »
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...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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Nervous...how do you get mentally prepped?

Posted by sugarplum, 5 Replies
...I am a mid-20's female who is very nervous about getting tested for HIV. I know I need to get tested and I even have the lab paperwork...I have just avoided actually Read more »

veryyyy nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I am very nervous and scared. I work as a dental assistant 1 month ago I was stuck by an endodontic file. I dont know if that was infected or Read more »

Has anyone taken a rapid test before!!???

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi, I am taking my first rapid HIV test tomorrow. I am a nervous wreck. I know it is better to only have to wait 20 min for your results, instead of 2 weeks, but I am Read more »

Getting nervous

Posted by whyme, 1 Reply
I'm going to get my results for throat gonnorrea tomorrow. I have had a cough and sore throat now for almost 4 week since my glory hole adventure. I hope I just have a lingering cold. Any thought about my situation would be nice to hear. I need... Read more »