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Scratching Someone Negative At 3 Months

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Needle scratch. Please answer Dr. Bob

While suturing a wound on a pt the needle went through my glove and scratched my thumb. I did not bleed even though I squeezed the hell outta my thumb. The pts mother insisted that the pt was HIV negative and refused to have him tested (he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...boy).To put any residual fears to rest you could get HIV-antibody tests per protocol for occupational exposures (baseline, three months, six months). However, I'm very confident you did not contract HIV from this incident. If you would like to... Read more »

URGENT: Still within 72 hours after exposure deep scratch with the nail that was in vagina

Dear Doc Bob,I've sent this question yesterday. Just to be sure that you get it in your email box... Read more »

"Heart Ruling Head" - Follow Up / Updates

Hi Dr Bob,Please carry on reading! My previous post to you can be found... Read more »
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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and in children more than 3 months old. Although the practice has not received FDA approval, lamivudine may be used to prevent health care workers... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...continue to test positive. If they are not infected, the mother's antibodies will eventually disappear. The babies will test negative after about 12 to 18 months. What About the Mother's Health? Recent studies show that HIV-positive women... Read more »
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 »
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Tested NEG but still WORRIED WELLsss..PLS HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I am a 29 years old guy and have been reading through all the threads even after my neg test result and still feel very very worried wells, can anyone give me come advise what am I going through...many many thanks Read more »

22 months of negative tests but still positive

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 5 Replies
...be checked for esophical thrush since I have recurring oral thrush. Is it at all possible this illness is in fact hiv and 22 months of testing did not show up. I mean are there any strains that the test would not pick up. I only really fear for... Read more »

Symptoms ongoing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...these symptoms i have described started happening within two weeks after my exposure. I never had them before. I have tested negative three times at 3.5, 4, and 6.5 months post-exposure. Alot of you write about flu-like symptoms....well i... Read more »

Is 3 moths enough. Someone please help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Currently im under medication to keep my self under control. While I was at the hospital they did an hiv test and it came back negative after 9 1/2 weeks. I then took one at close to 13 weeks. It also came back negative. what scares me most is... Read more »