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Saliva 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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real risk,real symptoms,despite 16 weeks negative

dear doctor bobi have written many times in the past to you,but i dont know wht you prefer to chose to answer questions pertaining to non risk situations and u ignore my real risk encounter.My situation goes like this..i had unprotected vaginal sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...responded to many very similar concerns in the past. (Check the archives!) In addition your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 16 weeks are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. I've discussed negative HIV tests taken outside the... Read more »

Amazon Guy- Final Question- 150 donation..Please answer my question Doc.

As you can remenberd doctor i posted few months ago about having sex w/ a female w/o protetion. 12.07.07 was the day my life has changed. Since that date I've been in this website very often and specially when the phaton of hiv comes to my mind....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mins of hell, even though my dotor the day before told me that w. my results of thoses testes i'm in the clear. She told me I RULED OUT HIV because it' will interfere with your blood cells. Ihave never done an ELISA, just rapid oraquick test. (1)... 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. Should i...
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 Read more »

spitting on penis (SALIVA, 2009)

dear doc,i have read your site and you are doing a great job by helping out people in need and i would like to donate to your foundation. but presently i have got sleepless nights. i was having mutual masturbation with a prostitute and she spit on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...little worried and want to know if the symptoms I'm suffering from are HIV related. My ZERO- RISK exposure happened 2 and a half weeks ago. My symptoms are as follows: 1. 1 day of diarreah (I'm not too worried about this becuase I had eaten spicy... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). This is called "post exposure prophylaxis" or PEP. You would take two or three medications for several weeks. These drugs can decrease the risk of infection, but they have some serious side effects. Fact Sheet 156 ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...causes MAC. The sample will be tested to see what bacteria are growing in it. This process, called culturing, can take several weeks. Even if you are infected with MAC, it can be hard to find the MAC bacteria. If your CD4 cell count is less than... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...nervous, scared or even a little paranoid when you think you've put yourself at risk for HIV. An HIV test -- taken at least six weeks after the risky event -- can answer that question. Approved HIV tests are extremely reliable. There's even a... Read more »
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Flipping out. Sick of reading about symptoms...

Posted by countingdays, 1 Reply
...symptoms have yet to appear (knowing that it many cases none of them actually do and that the range of appearance can be from 1-6 weeks!). Negative chlam and gon tests. Doc gave me something to help with the anxiety, too. I am now considering... Read more »

question about testing and results

Posted by guy23, 2 Replies
...can be done where the results can be found in 20 minutes. but does the 6 month rule still apply? even if i get tested and am negative do i still have to wait 6 months before being totally sure that i am negative? either way i'm going to be... Read more »

what are the chances

Posted by fearfulbear, 5 Replies
...I have had med risk about 6 months ago. Had a Oraquick saliva test done at 90 days neg, than had an Oraquick fingerstick at 6 months , again neg, what are the chances that these can be false neg, as i have been sick Read more »

Please advise! G-man, is this conclusive?!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...2004, oral sex with a women which the status is unknown of! I had cuts on my hands which were fairly new! I had an elisa at 7.5 weeks after the exposure and tested negative, and took another at 11.5 weeks, which was negative as well! During this... Read more »