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Testing Negative After Casual Contact

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Nancy Breuer

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WorkPositive, Inc.
...Eight years? You can get a reliable HIV test after 8 months! If you test negative, that means you were not infected in that encounter, fortunate soul. It's time to move on. Continue to take care of yourself Read more »

Negative antibody test 4 years after HIV contact?

Hi Mr M.Excuse my ignorance as I am still trying to understand HIV/AIDS. A question from 16... Read more »

Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...risk for HIV. The myth: "I'm safe because I'm in a monogamous relationship (or married)." The reality: Were you tested for HIV before you got into the relationship? Was your partner? Were both tests negative? And do you spend 24... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...whole blood or the "factor" used by hemophiliacs. Many people were infected this way. The blood supply is now much more strictly tested and controlled. The odds of being infected from receiving blood or blood factor in the US are very low. You... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...negative test results, even though I keep experiencing symptoms? Is there a difference between six months and 24 weeks? I tested negative five and a half months after possible exposure, but I'm going to take another test. What are the... Read more »
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Multiple neg tests to 1 year ALWAYS conclusive?

Posted by NYFirefighter, 1 Reply
...Hello- I have been told by numerous docs that my multiple negative tests out to just over 1 year post exposure are conclusive. Still having lots of unexplained symptoms that Primary doc Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

Possible Positive HIV Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...significant probability. One would think that if there were naturally killed virus proteins in our spouse's mucous then the negative partner may become in contact with this material though kissing and hence overtime may begin to show immune... Read more »

Possible Positive HIV Test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...significant probability. One would think that if there were naturally killed virus proteins in our spouse's mucous then the negative partner may become in contact with this material though kissing and hence overtime may begin to show immune... Read more »