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Saliva Negative At 3 Months

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again after two or three months. If you are...
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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 »

Please help

oraquick saliva done at 3 months negative,fingerstick rapid at 6 months negative, pcr rna ref 48-1,000,000 copies undetectable at 9 months cd 4 normal and percentage 42 percent, still dont feel right , can i put hiv to rest.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...had a more recent exposure. It is quite important to remember that the current HIV antibody tests are very reliable and that a negative test 3 months after a possible exposure really does mean that you are not infected...with extremely rare... Read more »

negative antibody tests but alarming WB

Dear Dr. Bob I've written to you a couple of times about my syndroms. To cut the story short I have had (and still have)almost all retrovirus infection syndromes. Recently i befriended a guy who has quite same story as mine sex with sex worker in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(See below.) Your friend's WB result is indeterminate and should never have been ordered, as your buddy is definitively HIV negative, just like you.New strain undetectable by ELISA? No, of course not! This is merely yet another case of a test... 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
...not checking your saliva but rather the mucus beetween your gums ? Am I correct ? Can I somewhat feel comforted at a 6 week negative. I have read many different things, even on this site recently regarding 6 week testing. I have truly made myself... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...transmission through wet clothing. Having sex in a monogamous (faithful) relationship is safe if: Both of you are uninfected (HIV-negative); You both have sex only with your partner; and Neither one of you gets exposed to HIV through drug use... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus if you are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...with a severely compromised immune system due to another disease, such as leukemia. What does this mean for you? If you test negative on an antibody test taken 3 months or longer after your last possible risk of possible exposure to HIV, you... Read more »
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exposer and testing

Posted by frida03, 1 Reply
...oraquick saliva done at 3 months negative,fingerstick rapid at 6 months negative, pcr rna ref 48-1,000,000 copies undetectable at 9 months cd 4 normal and percentage 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 »

handjob

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Handjob recipient with lots of saliva as lube.....had every symptom.....tested negative at 3 months.....am I in the clear? 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 »