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Smoking After Someone And Negative HIV Test

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Smoking and HIV

Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more likely to smoke than healthy people. Smoking can interfere with normal lung function in healthy people. In people with HIV, smoking can make it more difficult to fight off serious infections. People with HIV...
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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You want to know if smoking "cigratte" "afftect" HIV blood test? You need to spend less time smoking and more time spellchecking! Cigarettes will not affect HIV test results; however, they will kill you in a very painful... Read more »

Marijuana smoking and Hiv Testing

Hi Dr Bob, I have e-mailed you before and I have never gotten a response. I know you get a million questions a day, but could you please help answer mine. I am a regular marijuana smoker who is about to get my 3 month antibody test done in 3 weeks....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Stoner,I haven't answered your previous questions, because I've already answered many very similar questions and those responses are readily available in the archives. I'll post a sampling below. So rather than sparking doobie... Read more »

Stopped in to smoke a cigar and ended up getting mine smoked

Hi Dr. Bob,I am a long time fan of you and this site. Thanks for everything you do. Just made a $100 donation. I stopped in at our local cigar shop near closing time, picked out one of my favorites ended up getting a unprotected BJ from the young...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I hope you realize your post probably just sent hundreds of readers out to their local cigar shops at closing time hoping for a similar experience. Your roulette analogy is a good one in that it emphasizes that each spin of the wheel gives... Read more »

Nicotine's effect on HIV ELISA test (SMOKING AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2011)

Hello, Dr. Frascino -Does smoking (cigarettes) have any effect on HIV testing? Also, does it affect the generally accepted 'window period' for HIV seroconversion? Thank you for your help....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.As in the case with so many questions, the information/reassurance you desire was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q200023.html">Smoking and its... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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Sorry I am late posting this, got back late from London and was trying to post a message but I took so long posting it that I lost my internet connection in between and thought i would wait until after a nights sleep, make sure i gave you all... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Tested negative after the 6th week

Posted by peterxx, 1 Reply
Hi I have been tested for HIV, 6 weeks after the sexual exposure. The method was ELISA test. (I did one test after the 4th week - it was also negative). I did not have flue symptoms, pain in the joints etc. I only have dry cough (but I smoke) and my... Read more »

Tested Negative; Major Symptoms; Comments?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Any comments would be appreciated regarding this. I tested HIV negative in April. My last sexual encounter was in January (13+ weeks). I am just wondering if I should be satisfied with the result or if I should be re-tested. The reason I am... Read more »