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Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »

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 »

Tested negative after the 10th (11th) week

Posted by peterxx, 3 Replies
Hello everyone, I have posted few topics in the past few weeks about my worries. Well today I got my 3rd negative test and it is like 10th or 11th week after the exposure. I think I do not have to worry anymore... The 3 test were ELISA (do not know... Read more »

im weak......7 weeks negative is useless

Posted by regretidiotz, 7 Replies
im weak....i have a 7 weeks negative result but somehow i still cannot comfort myself that theres a possibility that i do not have hiv. not only are my symptoms too real (i have many of them), but my wife also has them....these are too real to be... Read more »
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Pregnant / positive elisa but negative western blot (POSITIVE ELISA, NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT, PREGNANT, 2011)

My OBGYN advised me that my hiv results came back as a "repeatedly reactive" elisa but "negative" western blot. I am currently 10 weeks pregnant. I tested twice (5/2010 & 10/2010) for hiv while pregnant with my 8 month old...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.A repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot (WB) is considered a negative HIV test result, because the WB test is the more specific testing assay. Pregnancy can induce the production of nonspecific antibodies,... 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 get more specifics on my somewhat unique quandry.My girlfiend insisted that I do a Western Blot _after_ my ELISA test. The ELISA for HIV 1/2 came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,How can I explain specifics on the results of a test that should never have been ordered? Your ELISA HIV-1/2 is negative, so you are HIV negative. Period. End of story."Uninterpretable results" are exactly that... Read more »

TWELVE negative ELISAs out to 24 weeks!

Hi Doc,It's me, JC, again. I asked about donating blood to the Red Cross with negative home access tests out to 24 weeks. Actually, and now I'm very embarassed to say it, but I had tests at 2,4,6,8,9,10,11,12,19,20,22, and 24 weeks! I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey J.C.,You've had negative tests at 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 22 and 24 weeks and you are wondering if I think there is any chance your blood is not safe??? Hmmm . . . Actually, I wonder if you have any blood left to donate!... Read more »

will antibiotics taken 1 week before the Elisa give false negative

Iam a 30 yr old male , I had a exposure to a girlfriend of mine on the 14th of April 99, and I took the ELISA and the rapid test on the 14 of December 99, and I was negative, but I took again on the 14 January 2000 as I was not sure whether the test...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Antibiotics will not interfere with an HIV blood test.... Read more »
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