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Sore In Mouth And Negative HIV Test

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...antibodies to fight HIV. It usually takes two to three months for them to show up. In rare cases, it can take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for HIV. Once you test positive and start to receive health care for HIV infection, your name may be...
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Is My result encouraging at 28days with these Test?

I am based in South Africa. I had a sexual exposure on the 8th October 2010 and after 2 weeks on the 22nd October, I found out that the girl was HIV positive, I told a doctor who said it was late for PEP but he was still placing me on the PEP. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concurrent STDs, host immune integrity, etc. The bottom line is that if you've placed yourself at risk for HIV, you need to be HIV tested. An HIV-antibody test taken outside the window period remains the gold standard. You can read much more... Read more »

RE: TESTING LIMITATIONS--HIV-2??

Thank you Doc. All of my antibody tests were HIV 1/O/2 by quest,labcorp, and rapid tests oraquick and clearview complete. I also had specific HIV-2 EIA done at 55 weeks of last exposure and was negative. Is that good enough? Is the HIV-2 window any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Not surprisingly, you've already had numerous tests for HIV-2. HIV 1/O/2 tests for HIV-1, HIV-2 and group O. Your EIA HIV-2 is also an HIV-2-specific assay. Is this good enough? Not only Read more »

RE: Looking for final reassurance (tested negative for HIV) & (Also tested negative for HCV)

Hello Dr. Bob,I have been woo-hooing very well from around the time I read your response, but I'm writing this because I said I would share. I went for an anti-HCV (CMIA) test today, just to be very sure, and the result as I expected is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infection (which I fear I might've contracted from my past exposures, and that I have not tested yet) possibly clouding the HIV test results.From what I have heard from HIV experts such as yourself, Dr. McGovern (I read the HCV questions and... Read more »

help me please

I have a low cd4 count and all kind of wierd symptoms. I have enlarged spleen and lymph nodes in groin are extremly painful. My mouth is full of sore but they usually last less than a week. i have sore muscles and joints. I have had several hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I have no way of knowing how "low" your CD4 count is or how elevated your immunoglobulins are. If you have tested repeatedly negative for HIV-1 and HIV-2 beyond the window period, you can rule HIV out as a diagnostic possibility. There are other... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
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Apthous Mouth sores (Canker Soars)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been getting several Apthous mouth sores the last month. I got 2 in the last 4 weeks and I am going crazy!! I have a negative elisa at 5 months. I had protected sex with a prostitute in Cancun... Am I seroconverting? I am also getting... Read more »

HIV & seborrheic dermatitis

Posted by Hartigan, 1 Reply
...negative for HIV but positive for Hep B antibodies, but it's unlikely my illness was cause by Hep B. The doctor told me that the HIV test was definitive - I don't have HIV. I was quite relieved. But then two weeks ago I developed seborrheic... Read more »

For AIDS2HIV, ErricCo, SteveR (DUO TEST NEGATIVE)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...you? Anyway apparantly this test checks for both HIV antibodies as well as the 'P24 antigen' to get an earlier result. It was NEGATIVE thank God, and the doctor tells me that it is 99% accurate. This is who they are, in the big posh spot in... Read more »

gman

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hasnt had any exposures except from 91-94 at which i started having oral problems and i freaked at had my family dr order a hiv test this was in 96 it came back negative then in 98 i became pregnat and they run one i lost the baby the hiv test... Read more »