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Sore In Mouth Elisa

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...status. Rapid tests work similarly to traditional HIV test: they look for antibodies to HIV, not the virus itself. Most commonly, a rapid test is adminestered by sampling the oral mucosa (the mucous that is everywhere in your mouth) and putting it through a test to see if HIV antibodies are present. Some people may think that, since the test uses the mouth to test for HIV, that HIV can be transmitted to other people through saliva, spit...
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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 »

two reactive elisas part 2

dear doc thanks for your answer to my first part of my question. after the exposure i got what the doc said was geographic tongue 4 weeks after the exposure and to this dya the tongue is still sore in some parts? could it be stress still causeing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cause or exacerbate "geographic tongue" and aphthous ulcers? Sure, it's possible. One thing that's absolutely certain is your mouth and tongue symptoms are not caused by HIV. No way. No how. As I wrote in my response to your initial post, HIV is... Read more »

High WBC but negative Elisa

Dear doctor. 3.5 months (15 weeks) after a possible exposure, I took an Elisa test and it came back negative. At the same time, I had a CBC done, WBC is 11.1 (High), RBC 4.6 (normal low) HGB 14.8 (normal low) HCT 42.5 (normal low) lympho 2800 (25%,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your slightly high WBC probably reflects an infection of some kind. HIV typically cause lympopenia (low lymphocyte count, which you did not have). However, the only way to know for sure is to have the HIV test repeated at 6 months. If it's... Read more »

For all those with symptoms after 6 months...

Dear Dr Holodniy First of all I would like to thank you for all your hard work - many, many people around the world are most grateful to you for your help on this board. My question is as follows: 2 months after possible exposure (heterosexual sex...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Look for another reason. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test results are available... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV? or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the risk associated with oralsex: Don't have oral sex if you or your... Read more »
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Sores in Mouth, Negative tests, What is going on?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... I have sucked a guy in 18 July 2005. He did not cum in to my mouth but I sure tasted some of his precum. I had taken a ELISA test in 27 September, 2005 and I asked the guy I sucked to take a ELISA Read more »

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 Read more »

Doubts, please tell me something

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Since the beginnibg og the year and a weak after an exposure i began with lots of problems in the mouth, i have made Elisa tests, the last onr was 4 months after the exposure but now i have in my mouth, i ll writ it in portuguese Read more »

Sore Throat and Mouth Sores the Recur

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello would anybody have some insight for me, I had an exposure to HIV 9 months ago. Tested negative to HIV 1/2. The exposure came from a women from sex worker from korea, since then I just haven't felt right. Lots of strange symptoms. So I... Read more »