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Testing Negative After Shaking Hands

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Test came back Reactive

Dear Dr. Bob,My boyfriend recently tested positive. He told me a month later and the next day I did a rapid test which came back negative. About 6 weeks later I went and took another rapid test which came back reactive. I gave blood which I am still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...status. If you're HIV positive, you should see an HIV specialist for additional evaluation. That your boyfriend only recently tested positive does not necessarily mean he only recently became infected. It's possible he's been HIV positive for a... Read more »

Should I be tested?

Hey Dr. Bob,I first just wanted to thank you for the compassion, humor, and knowledge you bring to... Read more »

Fingering a female of HIV+ with small wound on hand

3 weeks ago I went for a massage and got a handjob from a lady there with a happen ending. at the... Read more »
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I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
...to actually feel a wet glob of blood on my hand or is hiv so microscopic that a speck would be enough to infect. Should I get tested or am I 100 percent in the clear (at least from this exposure) Read more »

Just took the test & shaking!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...sent me to Quest Labs to get the blood drawn and he told me to call him at the end of next week for the results. I was only tested for HIV1. Should have been tested for HIV2 also? Did I make a mistake by not asking for both tests or will the... Read more »

Symptoms vs. testing history - what should I do?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 3 Replies
...great ? I expressed doubt in her veracity and she said ?You?re so convinced I?m HIV positive. I?ll tell you what ? you keep testing and testing until it turns positive, but it won?t be from me.? At the end of May, I went to the eye doctor for... Read more »

Can't take it anymore, self testing tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...have seroconverted y this point. Upon seeing these rashes on my trunk today, I realized that I am likely indeed infected and by testing myself tomorrow, I am likely just undergoing a formality of what I already know and fear: that I am indeed HIV... Read more »