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Will consuming liquor affect HIV test result?? (Doctor plz help me....) (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dear Doc Bob,I am from Malaysia...Thank you for spending some times with me cause i really feel helpless now...I want to ask if i drink some liquor (around 200ml, 40% alcohol)eight hours before i take HIV test (Elisa-probably ealier generation),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Frascino Hello, Alcohol, even in binge quantities over a protracted period of time, will not affect HIV-1/HIV-2 antibody tests. PCR testing is not recommended, nor warranted. Good luck. And remember to clean up your act! Dr. Bob Please HelpJan 3,... Read more »

dear doctor sir, pls help

doctor sir pls revert , form indiamy wife tested on elisa came positive. she is pregnant for the last 5 months now with first child. we went to the diffrent lab also to confirm the results and this time we both tested for hiv, i came negative but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...since.Thank you!Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,While not "common," I certainly would not consider indeterminate HIV-antibody testing during pregnancy to be "really rare" either! Check out the archives of this forum. There you will find a chapter... Read more »

Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...since.Thank you!Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,While not "common," I certainly would not consider indeterminate HIV-antibody testing during pregnancy to be "really rare" either! Check out the archives of this forum. There you will find a chapter... Read more »

6 month testing?

Hi Doc!...thanks for all you do here, read your site all the time...my question is..Have been poz since Oct 06..first test showed cd4 1169 vl 13000..was tested every 3 months and even though cd4 has slowly dropped to 750, has has been there for 8...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...trying to be cost-effective in cutting back on your monitoring tests; however, personally I prefer the every-three-to-four-months testing regime. Perhaps he would be amenable to your staying on this testing regimen but only seeing him in the... Read more »
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Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...like this. I was told in a very loving and gentle fashion this this does not mean the end, it is just the beginning of living a normal healthy life if I do what my doctor tells me, still this first few hours are tough. I left work early and drove... Read more »

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...here. The Health Leader Award 2006 Site of the Week November 2003 Listed in Fact Sheet 102 HIV TESTING WHAT IS HIV TESTING? HOW DO I GET TESTED? WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER... Read more »

my dr said everything is normal..NORMAL?!!

Posted by still_here, 8 Replies
...Nothing has been "normal" for me since 8/23/05 @ 9:30am when i was diagnosed. My HIV was discovered by accident. I ended up in the hospital after running Read more »

What Are The Chances?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...physically wrong with me. But somehow I managed to overlook HIV. Anyway after I realised I might have HIV I went to an anonymous testing site to get tested. The results came back negative. You would think this would put me at ease. Well it... Read more »