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Scratching 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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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 »

needle stick injury-need help

hi Doctor!I am sorry because I am not used to writing English. I am health care worker in rural local hospital. 6month ago, During suture of laceration wound of extremities, I was accidentally exposed(needle stick injury- surgical suture needle)-...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are both HIV negative and no further testing is warranted. The patient's repeatedly negative HIV-1 and HIV-2 tests out to 16 weeks are definitive. Since he does not have HIV disease, he could not transmit it to you. Your repeatedly negative HIV-1... Read more »

8 months/10 -ve elisas/symptoms still

Dear Dr, I wrote to you 6 weeks ago "8 negative Elisa's 6.7 months/ongoing symptoms", thank you for your response. Unfortunately, my symptoms persist. To recap, I was exposed after being caught up in a situation with a prostitute in Thailand. ("Set...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Given the number of negative antibody tests and the negative DNA PCR, your symptoms are not caused by HIV infection. I assume you have seen your physician Read more »

8 NEG Elisa's to 6.7 Months/ongoing symptoms

Dear Dr,Thank you for being a wonderful source of counsel and knowledge. Please give me advice as I am going through an extremely difficult time. Almost 7 months ago after being invited out for a drink I was tricked into a dangerous situation. I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You do not have HIV infection given the number and timing of HIV tests and the type of contact you had.MH 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 »
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 »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Syphilis Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. The first symptoms of syphilis usually occur about three weeks after exposure. The first symptom is a hard, painless, red sore at the site of sexual contact. This sore... Read more »
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Help! anyone?

Posted by NeverAgain, 2 Replies
...existance of the "window period". I went exactly the third day following the incident and got tested for HIV. Naturaly, it was negative, that's when the suprevising doctor came and inquired me about the incident and explained to me about the... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

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

Crazy Person self destructing

Posted by crazy_person, 3 Replies
...Crazy_Person because apparently that's what all my Dr.s think I am. Check out my symptoms and tell me what you think, HOW COULD I BE NEGATIVE? God I hope I am, but I'm scared to death. I had receptive oral sex with a man of unknown HIV status... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Would really appreciate some honest oppinions please. I had an unprotected hetero encounter. 2-3 weeks after I began having blurred vision in my right eye. About the same time I had an allergic reaction where I would wake in the Read more »