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Touching Used Condom Negative Western Blot

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Please help, freaking out still....

Hi Doctor,(My original post is pasted below...can you read it along with my new post so that you have all my information?)I have gotten an update from my fertility clinic saying that my Elisa came back Positive again and they are waiting for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Infected? Jan 18, 2011Hi Dr. Frascino,I just had an HIV test done last month and have received a positive EIA and an indeterminate Western Blot test. 2 years ago I had an affair with a co-worker and we used protection both times we had sex. I... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...You can also use a female condom to protect the vagina or rectum during intercourse. Fact Sheet 153 has more information on condoms. Lubricants can increase sexual stimulation. They also reduce the chance that condoms or other barriers will... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...become more widely available to other test sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful... Read more »
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Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
...What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
...others opinions on my current situation. 3 weeks 4 days---My Doctors---Blood taken from vein in arm---Reactive Elisa---Negative Western Blot 5 weeks 2 days---Home Test----Blood from poke in finger---Non Reactive Elisa 9 weeks 4 days---Home... Read more »

More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
...of tounge has strong visible white spots, throat feels itchy inside, 2 lymph glands under throat seem enlarged- and when you touch them they send pain sensations thru my neck. It feels as if my throat was closing up. I have extremly dry eyes,... Read more »

Please regulars have a look and give advice.

Posted by Just_Somebody, 3 Replies
...positive? Making me endure another wait of a few days. i feel as though the lab ripped me off and upsold the damn test when a Western Blot would have been just as good without the false positive risk????and much cheaper. So now after my rant, I... Read more »