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Shaking Hands Negative Elisa At 16 Weeks

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HBV reactive and 14,20 Weeks Elisa test for HIV negative

Please help me with your response.I recently came to know that i am infected with HBV Genoty-Dwhen I just went for a general checkup and also occult blood in urine.My doctor said I might have been carrying since childhood as my HBVeab is positive...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I doubt you have HIV infection with this description. I do agree with your doctor that you might have been infected with HBV for a while if your HBeAb is reactive. However,since your liver tests are high, I still think recent infection is possible... Read more »

Western Blot 'Indeterminate', ELISA 'Negative' (ELISA NEGATIVE, WESTERN BLOT INDETERMINATE)

Hi, I'm a male late 30s. I know you've touched on this issue before, but I was hoping to... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.

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Negative ELISA at 14 Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I tested negative on ELISA at 14 weeks post exposure (I should know, I counted the days). I wasn't sure if it was 3 calendar months or 12 weeks, so I took the conservative route and went 3 calendar months, plus one week. I took the test through... Read more »

Negative PCR and ELISA at six weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a female of unknown status. 4 weeks later after reading about hiv symptoms, I began having a number of symptoms including rash. I had elisa and pcr test negative at 45 days. Also saw a doctor who said symptoms could be... Read more »

Is elisa neg at 161/2 weeks sufficient

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, After suffering every symptom possible I tested elisa neg at 161/2 weeks, is this ok despite ongoing symptoms.My risk was low but the other persons pre ejaculate came in to contact with my mucous membranes, or is this unlikely to infect me, no... Read more »