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Rubbing Against Someone Negative Elisa 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
...limitations in the test's sensitivity and specificity (ability of the test to pick up all true positives or eliminate all true negatives), and clinical judgment. In addition, there are special circumstances where our general recommendations for... Read more »

Big weenie guy once again (6 WEEKS VS 3 MONTHS VS 6 MONTHS, 2009)

Dr.Bob, hope you remember me. I have a 2 questions for you. 1. I had protected sex with a retired transexual porn actress. Came to find out she also escorts. I don't know if condom broke or not but I did test at 45 days, test came back negative. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...good-luck karma that your definitive three-month HIV test is negative.Good luck. Be well.Dr. Bobif Dr. Bob was French... ? (SIX WEEKS VERSUS THREE MONTH HIV TESTS)Feb 10, 2009 Doctor Bob, suppose for a minute you were French - or just being in... Read more »

Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and 29 weeks Pregnant

I am a 37 year old female,Im 29 weeks pregnant with my second child. My both the pregnancy was through IVF. I been married for 12 years. At a routine Pre-natal visit during my first trimester in JULY 09 blood test my HIV came negative . Again I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A positive ELISA HIV-antibody test followed by a negative confirmatory Western Blot test is considered a negative HIV-screening test. You've now had essentially two negative HIV-screening Read more »

The Perverbial Rub and Tug - (donation en route)

Dr. Bob,I was going to make my question rhyme in prose but the anxiety is destroying the creativity. A donation to your wonderful organization has been made as well.Basically, full body massage with a happy ending. The masseuse was fully clothed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pulling out my hair, concerned over HIV. I think I know the answer, but my anxiety will not rest, Even though I did receive a six-week neg ELISA test. My risk I hope was zero, but I leave that for you to tell. I've leveled with my wife, but I am... Read more »
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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 »
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 Well Project

Myths About HIV

...married)." The reality: Were you tested for HIV before you got into the relationship? Was your partner? Were both tests negative? And do you spend 24 hours a day together? If you're faithful, but he or she is not, or he or she was already HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...seasonal or 2009 H1N1) will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that result in being hospitalized and... Read more »
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One Last Time

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...people told me age is not a big factor and 13 week is golden. I was happy but then I read that corticostereoids might give false negatives. He had some cold sores around his lips and he was taking corticostreoids while taking the ELISA test both... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

Negative PCR and ELISA at six weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had unprotected sex with a female of unknown status. 4 weeks later after reading about hiv symptoms, I began having a number of symptoms including rash. I had elisa and pcr test negative Read more »

Negative ELISA at 14 Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I tested negative on ELISA at 14 weeks post exposure (I should know, I counted the days). I wasn't sure if it was 3 calendar months or 12 weeks, so I took the conservative Read more »