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Reused Needle Negative At 16 Weeks

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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
...Basically, I had unprotected sex with a few different people and then I got so freaked out and scared that I had contracted HIV... 2 negative tests later, I still don't believe that I don't have it. I think either the lab messed up, my blood... Read more »

needle exposure

I had a deep needle injury, patient had a high viral load, and was initiated with pep within 3... Read more »

rash with meds after needle stick

I am currently on a combination of Combivir and Reyatz after being stuck by a needle at work. The... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Appellate Court Upholds Lower Court Decision Disallowing Needle-Exchange Program in Atlantic City

...programs if drug users asked for them ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 6/22). However, the Appellate Division in June -- just two weeks before the programs were set to begin -- temporarily stayed the executive order after seven state lawmakers... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the... Read more »
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 »
Connect With Others

Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
...I had a few sewing needles in a box on the bus and a 2 teenagers wanted to see them so i let them. The kids started poking themselves with the needles and Read more »

chances of 12 weeks negative turning into positive

Posted by kitten1970, 4 Replies
...Hi, I engaged in a risky exposure and have had followng tests: DNA/PCR negative at 4 weeks Antiboy negative at 4 weeks DNA/PCR negative at 8 weeks Antibody negative at 8 weeks Antibody negative at 12 weeks It has been Read more »

Mr needle, last post, very sorry to all of you

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...me but some were virgins, she tested 4 times all negatgive including 3 months before she met me and then 10 months about two weeks ago, i tested neg. 4-5 months but during the time i got tested well yeha i thought i sat on a needle tht someone... Read more »

Pins and Needle Sensation; Lumps in back

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...After a high risk encounter I couldn't eat or sleep for several months. I have tested negative at 9 weeks but started experiencing pins and needles sensations in my legs and arms and lumps in my lower back (lipomas I believe). Is it Read more »