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Reused Needle And Negative HIV Test

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RE-USED NEEDLE??? (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have to say I feel SO unbelievably stupid asking this... but it's really, really been bothering me!! I got 2 HIV antibody tests done at 6 months post exposure, within about 2 weeks of each other. They both came back negative! But now-...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...examples in the archives.) Your problem is psychological, not virological! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.The best way to break the vicious cycle and hopefully turn it into a virtuous circle is to... Read more »

ANXIETY OVER NEEDLES!!!!

Dr. Bob, I recently freaked out that I had HIV and basically put my life on hold for 6 months... Read more »
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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...Transmission and Prevention It is important to prevent new HIV infections in older people by educatingthem about the need for routine HIV testing and early diagnosis; how the virusis transmitted; behaviors that place them at risk; and... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have 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... Read more »
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Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea Read more »
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Inconclusive

Posted by confusedgirl76, 1 Reply
...I was recently tested for HIV. I get tested every few years bc of some stupid behavior years ago. It's always been negative. Now the test has come back inconclusive. I'm a basketcase!!!! I was told there is ONE antibody that caused it to be... Read more »

But I bleached the needles........

Posted by starbright4876, 4 Replies
...time.Since I was 18(now 29)I have had many,many unprotected sexual encounters,shared needles,pipes,equipment,ect. All of my hiv tests were NEG.I was scared and happy each and everytime! So,After 18 months of absolute abstinence(drugs&sex)I... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they Read more »

Infection from Blood Draw!?! -Please PLEASE Read-*

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...until today. Last week my girlfriend had symptoms that mimicked ARS. I really wanted to shake this off when I got my last hiv test 3 months ago (12 weeks negative from the protected sex incident and 5 weeks from the blood draw) but I just... Read more »