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Touching Blood And Negative HIV Test

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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Do you think these reactions are HIV 1 or 2 and if not, should I be concerned about these reactions? All other STDs have been ruled out and the only person I could have gotten HIV from has tested negative on the orasure advance rapid 5 months out... Read more »

Can I stop testing?

Greetings Dr. Bob,I know the window period question is one that never dies, but hopefully this... Read more »

Negative HIV test but reactive? Negative Western Blot

My OBGYN doctor called this afternoon and told me that my HIV test came back negative but reactive?... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...tested, or they might have gotten the test too soon after they were exposed to HIV. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. What if Both People Are Already Infected? Some people who are HIV-infected don't see the need to follow... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...to take another test which may take 4-6 weeks to get an answer on. She will be out untill the 23rd so I won't know about my HIV test untill then. I am a bisexual male but I have never used drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how... Read more »

testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test HIV ? why do they say 1-2 weeks ? mine was ready in one week and im jw if something did come up say a day you got your blood work would they call you and leave a msg if you werent home ? and say you were on holidays how would they contact... Read more »

Positive, then negative! Going out of my mind

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...went back and had the 2nd test done. That was last Friday and I haven't heard from the doc yet, and I've been unable to get in touch with him as if he's out of town or something. I wanted to go elswhere for support so I went to Planned Parenthood... Read more »

RED DOTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have little red dots on lips, eyelids and hands. speider looking veins all over chest. had blood exposure in cut. the person is hiv+ hep c+ three weeks after exposure had sore throat non tender swollen lymph nodes,diarrhea,fever,dry Read more »