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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

Would appreciate any help for this question/problem. Seven weeks ago I had my 1st and only bisexual experience with another man. I performed oral sex on him with no ejaculation in my mouth. Of course, now I am scared to death! I have been in... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

negative at 6 weeks, positive at 13 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've got another week to go until my 13 week test. My 6 week came back negative. What are the chances that the 13 week could be positive if the 6 was negative? Did any of you test negative at 6 weeks and then positive at 13 weeks?
Scared Shitless
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9 week post exposure, muscle twitches, 7 week Oraquick rapid negative result.

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
any way muscle twitches can have anything to do with 9 weeks post exposure HIV, Read more »

Six week negative. Girlfriend and I still symptomatic. 'ARS can last for up to ten weeks'(?)

Posted by 908320498, 4 Replies
Hi guys, just a quick update from:

http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=infected&Number=269032

Six week test results came back:

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'HIV 1/2 Antigen/Antibody: Not Detected (not sure on... Read more »
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Is Oraquick Saliva Test Reliable

Dr. Bob,First, let me thank you for the wonderful work that you do on these forms. I have spent many hours reading them to help calm myself and find answers. Your honesty & humor is comforting I am sure to many. Again,thanks.My problem is had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually, "saliva test" is somewhat of a misnomer. The lab tech actually is removing particles form the inside of your cheek, not from your spit. The test actually detects antibodies that the body creates in response to HIV, rather than... Read more »

saliva and hiv

Hi, Can you get infacted with open mouth kissing(this happened in july)? i'm terrified and got tested 2 times with 2 positive elisa and 2negative WB then did PCR DNA test that came back negative. I dont know how to read lab results....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A reactive (positive) ELISA and a negative Western Blot (WB) combined is considered to be a negative HIV screening test. So you've now had two negative HIV screening tests. This is to be expected, because kissing is not considered a... Read more »

Kissing and hiv (ORAL FLUID TEST, SALIVA, )

I am just curious, if hiv is not transmitted from kissing without bloody contacts, why is it that oraquick, a product from orasure detects hiv presence in the saliva (no blood in saliva) during the 15 min test? Can you further explain this to me? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As in the case with so many questions submitted to this forum, the answer you request was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. Bobsaliva qJul 18, 2006 Dear Dr.Bob, I've read it in the archives that the saliva is steril,... Read more »

Opinion needed, new saliva test

Dear RobertI am writing to you and my hand are shaking this is my story in brief:On October 30, 2003 I had a sexual relation with a sex worker it was a safe sex using condoms in vaginal and oral sex. I did also kiss her breasts. on January 11, 2004,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,All of your sexual experiences were protected and the condom did not fail; consequently, there was essentially no risk of HIV transmission. None of your symptoms are suggestive of HIV ARS; however, they are very classic for severe anxiety... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
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The New Saliva HIV Tests

For years, we have been testing folks for HIV using blood tests. It'ssomething people have become accustomed to. But what if you don't likegetting blood tests? What if you really hate getting stuck with a needle? Until now, when it came to HIV... Read more »
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Good Fortuño?

Will Fortuño get anything done? Last week, Luis A. Fortuño (R-PR at large) introduced a bill (HR 5292) into the House that would hasten federal intervention in Puerto Rico's ongoing AIDS crisis. Because Fortuño is a non-voting member of the... Read more »
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Nelson Vergel Asks for Change in Testosterone Guidelines After Another Negative Study

A new study published last week and a previous one from the Veterans Administration Hospital System (see below post) show what happens when older men are given testosterone replacement without managing potential blood level increases of factors... Read more »