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Sharing A Cigarette Negative Elisa At 3 Months

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...find out that you are HIV-positive (infected with HIV), you and your healthcare providers can better 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 others, and what precautions you might take to prevent transmission to other people. Regardless of...
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what are the ethical rules concerning the amount of time a dr. can wait before sharing my medical information with me?

Dear Dr. Bob:I've been hiv positive since 1994. i'm doing well with cd4s in the 4-500 range and am non-detectable. two weeks ago i came down with night sweats, fever, and chills so bad i did not sleep for a week. a week ago they found blood and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Are you wrong to assume you are entitled to your test results sooner than what you've been experiencing? No, absolutely not. I'm amazed Dr. Slowpoke is still in business. You can complain to your state medical board's division of medical quality... Read more »

Indeterminate ELISA followed by negative results

DoctorYour opinion would set my mind at ease although I guess I know the answer.Back in 1999 after a real exposure to HIV (several unprotected sex with a HIV+ man - I was always on top and of course I did not know his status by then) I underwent...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Would it be possible that HIV entered your body and then went away, leaving only a trace (indeterminate ELISA)? No, absolutely not. But you knew that already, didn't you? Of course you did.If you can't cope, you should seek the help of Read more »

3 times ELISA NEGATIVE , but WB POSITIVE

Hi Doc, I was taking my first ELISA test on 19Feb2009, and it was 3 months after I had sexual activities. My girlfriend took the ELISA test together with me because we are planning to get married next year. Our test were non reactive. But in April...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your second opinion doctor who informed you that you should take a Western Blot because your previous repeatedly negative ELISA tests were not accurate is woefully misinformed (or a completely idiot, I'm not sure which!). Her advice is dead... Read more »

Sharing cigarettes

Dear Dr BobFirst off I would like to say that you are a marvel and this is a fantastic website you are helping a great many people.I have two quick questions about sharing cigarettes.1, If a person gave me one of their cigarettes and I smoked it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...now just what kind of cigarette was this and did you get the munchies shortly afterward? There is no HIV risk from sharing "cigarettes," even if you happen to be sharing them with members of The Grateful Dead. However, if these are really... Read more »
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A "Negative" Outlook: Dr. Steve Natterstad Shares Secrets to a Successful Magnetic Relationship

...own-name-forgetting, wake-the-neighbors" sex life that he and Dr. Steve enjoy, despite their magnetic status. Dr. Steve is HIV negative, while Dr. Bob has been living with HIV since 1991. We all know Dr. Bob's thoughts on their relationship, but... 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

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

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... Read more »
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Some information that i wish to share!

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...who has past the 3months windows period get infected. He told me that there are some who tested at 4 months, results came out negative and again tested at 7 months, this time the results is positive. They did not test at 6 months because the... Read more »

risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive. Read more »

My 3 Month Elisa = Negative!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I feel very good today. The Elisa was at 93 1/2 days, so a little bit past three months. It was negative. I am going to try to put this behind me. I can't live my life worrying out there in the 0-3% land. I will probably get Read more »

negative elisa at 8 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...after a risk expose to HIV, does the elisa pick up subtypes to HIV and would this test be conclusive, I had a HIV 1/2 test at 5 months now again at 8 months I also had a RNA-PCR at 3 months, am I done testing, are my symptoms cauesed by... Read more »