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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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can the control positive vial at the HIV ELISA kit transmitt HIV infection if contacted skin

Dear Prof RobertI need your expert opinion about the possibility of HIV transmission by skin or conjunctiva contact with the content of control positive vial at the ELISA kit for HIV testing. they say at the kit information paper that they test the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nonexistent risk. You can't get infected from any of the components in an HIV ELISA testing kit. Period.Dr. Bob Read more »

Broken skin on hands

What are the chances of contracting HIV through broken skin while shaking hands with a HIV positive person? No blood was seen but suspect dry blood to be present?Since then I have had diarhea, headache and sore groin but possibly due to serious...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You cannot get HIV infection by shaking hands.Your symptoms are due to anxiety or something else, but not HIV. Read more »

Infection via broken skin: episode 2

Dear Dr Bob,Here is Broken Skin and Heart from Singapore once again. You replied to my mail on Feb 9 2005 ( Infection via broken skin), can you still remember me?I am in the same desperate situation and I feel ashamed writing to you seeking help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Broken Skin and Heart,Your HIV risk is negligible at best. Your fears are unwarranted. Your wife may have a viral infection, but the chances Read more »

EIA VS. ELISA

Is the EIA antibody test a newer generation test than a Elisa test(1st generation)? would it pick up odder strains bettor than elisa ?
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...EIA is the newer name for the same test. EIA is Enzyme Immuno Assay, and ELISA is Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay. They are the same assay, and most labs will be using the the latest generation of kits Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...it is not possible to avoid being exposed to it. However, if you have molluscum you should make sure that the lesions don't touch anyone else. You should also be careful not to spread molluscum to different parts of your body. Be careful not to... Read more »
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 »
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Fingering with broken skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What are the chances of getting hiv from fingering the vagina and anus if you have broken skin on your finger? Read more »

Precum to broken skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I see the insertive anal and vaginal rates are under 3% with a confirmed HIV+ partner, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the tranmission estimates for presemen rubbed into a possibly open wound. Thanks. Read more »

Fingering/Broken Skin (for Jackie & others)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have read in some previous posts that there has never been a documented case of HIV transmission via fingering. I'm wondering what is the source of that information. I'm trying to stay calm...but I has an encounter at a gay bathhouse that... Read more »

Words I Need to Say

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...test postive, but I HAVE to be realistic. First, even if I did have a cut on my lip from his biting (and I don't recall any broken skin), it would be VERY difficult to be infected (if he was postive). Oral sex is a hard way to catch HIV. And,... Read more »