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Smoking After Someone Negative Elisa At 16 Weeks

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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... 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... Read more »
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The Well Project

Smoking, Tobacco Use and HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Smoking, Tobacco Use, and HIV The Bad News: How Smoking and Tobacco Use Can Hurt Your Health The Good News: How Quitting Smoking and Tobacco Products Can Help Your Health Help With Quitting Taking Care of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Smoking and Your Health: How to Quit (and Why You Should)

Smoking as a Public Health Issue Health Hazards of Smoking Smoking, HIV, and HAART Benefits of Quitting Kicking the Habit How to Quit A Word About Weight Gain Tools for Quitting Conclusion Smoking Cessation Resources Selected Sources By... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Smoking Cessation: Innovative Group Therapy-Centered Support Found to Double Quit Rate

Surveys have found that tobacco use is common among some HIV-positive people. As much as 40% of some clinic populations have been found to smoke cigarettes. In the time before potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) became... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reducing Widespread Pipe Sharing and Risky Sex Among Crystal Methamphetamine Smokers in Toronto: Do Safer Smoking Kits Have a Potential Role to Play?

Many negative health consequences, including potential hepatitis transmission, are associated with smoking crystal methamphetamine. The authors of the current study set out to determine whether a crystal methamphetamine smoking kit might help reduce... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
Hi all,

Just would like some others opinions on my current situation.

3 weeks 4 days---My Doctors---Blood taken from vein in arm---Reactive Elisa---Negative Western Blot
5 weeks 2 days---Home Test----Blood from poke in finger---Non Reactive Elisa
9... Read more »