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Period Blood Negative At 16 Weeks

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 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 negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the last potential...
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3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and I have question regarding an eposure at a strip club in SF. I received an uprotected blowjob and did rapid test bout 14 weeks after the exposure which was negative. Can I take this as conclusive and do a woohooo? I see in some of your answers... Read more »

"Heart Ruling Head" - Follow Up / Updates

Hi Dr Bob,Please carry on reading! My previous post to you can be found at:http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/PreventionSexual/Q195294.htmlI have a bit of a follow up, and a couple of questions - *My dodgy bowel movements turned out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...emphatically state upfront that my assessment has not changed. (See below.)Addressing your follow-up concerns:1."Can I be sure I have ruled out HIV?" Exactly what part of "HIV is not your problem" and ". . . you don't have HIV . . ." are you... Read more »

Heart ruling head? All out of logic. Help!

So I used to be a completely logical person. However, this is something I cant shake. To the facts: Exposure "Semi-protected" vaginal sex, but with new scratches on penis (not sure if there was any blood I doubt it) that may not have been covered....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'll be brief, because HIV is not your problem!1.No. You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. You've tested HIV negative repeatedly out to 15 months after your potential "semi-protected" exposure. You just can't get any Read more »

Dazed and Confused (WINDOW PERIOD 2008)

Ok, ok. I know the whole 'window period' is a question that never dies but why do SOOO many people and doctors disagree on this topic? I've read some posts from the archives that state certain dr.'s want their patients to test for years to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...assays. Consequently, I can understand why there may be some discussion about three months versus six months or even six-eight weeks versus three months. However, any physician who is still advising patients to "test for years" is clearly... Read more »
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The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...Yes The only time you're likely to develop any symptoms of HIV is during the "acute" phase, which lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...arrange for HIV testing at any Public Health office, or at your doctor's office. Test results are usually available within two weeks. In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...above 400 at the time of starting HIV treatment for the first time. The greatest risk of liver problems is during the first six weeks of treatment with Viramune. Your health care provider should order LFTs before you start taking Viramune and... Read more »
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Please help me, i am DESPERATE!!!!!

Posted by snake, 2 Replies
...who is really depressed and confused, some one please give me an advised on weather im going to test positive, it's been nine weeks since i had a possible exposure to HIV since i had unprotected sex (condom broke) with a guy of unknown status... Read more »

13 week results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...i went to a walk in clinic for my hiv test. they drew blood out of my arm. sent it to a lab in atlanta. it came back in 2 days, negative. should i be satisfyed. that was a 13 week neg. Read more »

Tested neg after 11 wks 2 days, conclusive?

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...Hi all, I had a rapid blood HIV antibodies test conducted today, tested negative (YAY!) and it's been 11 weeks + 2 days since my last exposure (protected vaginal, insertive unprotected oral). Can this be considered conclusive? I know the Read more »

does any one know where to send blood

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 6 Replies
...anyone knows where to get tested for type O and N or any other weird strains of HIV I have many symptoms but continue to test negative even though I have stuff like persistent oral thrush, OHL Epstein bar low testosterone vitamin B12 defcency ... Read more »