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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 Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential
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HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...gums. Its reliability is similar to that of the blood test. The fluid is absorbed by a small device (about half the size of a toothbrush), which is held between the cheek and gums for a few minutes and then sent to a lab for processing. Positive... Read more »

poss transmission to child

Hi Dr. Bob, I've written many times, each time you say no way no how. Come to find out my tests HIV1/2 Antibody screens for "GroupO" but doesn't always pick it up. My rapid test didn't screen for "O" or "N" just M. I just found out my ex-LTC in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jules,I've combined your two most recent posts. I was confused and concerned by your October 25th post, which suggested you had been diagnosed HIV positive with group O virus. As I was in the midst of composing a reply to that post, your most... Read more »

Elisa positive WB indeterminate next elisa negative

Doc, I was told that my Elisa was positive and my WB was indeterminate. About four weeks after this news I tested again with an Elisa and it came back negative. Confussed
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »

Resultados ELISA, WESTERN BLOT Y OTRO ELISA...AYUDEME POR FAVOR!!

Hola doctor Steven antes que nada reciba un cordial saludo, vuelvo a escribir ya que no he recibido respuesta de ustedes y le agradecera me hiciera favor de contestarme.Le escribo desde Mxico y es para lo siguiente, yo soy una paciente femenina que...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...te habra recomendado que te hubieras realizado el examen en el primer lugar. Por definicin el resultado de tu primer examen, ELISA positivo y Western Blot indeterminado) fue "indeterminado." Los pacientes en los grupos de bajo riesgo con... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...the time. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot".... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...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 tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...isolated cases of people becoming infected from using a razor that had just been used by an HIV-positive person, or from using a toothbrush immediately after the toothbrush was used by someone who was HIV positive, or in other unexpected ways. To... Read more »
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HELP! PLEASE ANSWER ME. I AM DESPERATE.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
PLEASE ANSWER MY PREVIOUS POST. I AM DESPERATE FOR HELP AND ADVICE. Read more »

me realize otro elisa a los 4 meses y medio

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...me realize otro elisa a los 4 meses y medio Read more »

Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the mouth, Liska notes. "It's not saliva or spit." The pad used to draw the fluid is attached to a small handle resembling a toothbrush. It is placed against the gum, where it must remain for at least two full minutes to collect a proper sample.... Read more »

Elisa and PCR test.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...is very encouraging and that the test can actually pick up antibodies within 3-5 weeks. Are they referring to the PCR test or Elisa test or both? (I just took the Elisa test. Negative after 5 weeks. Does it mean anything?) Read more »