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Vaginal Fluid Negative Elisa At 3 Months

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...HIV). Interpretation of Test Results A positive (reactive) result means: You are HIV-positive (carrying the virus that causes AIDS). You can infect others who come into contact with your blood, semen or vaginal fluid. You should take necessary precautions to avoid transmitting HIV to others. A positive result does NOT mean: You have AIDS. You will necessarily get AIDS. You are immune to AIDS,...
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just a little of your time part 2

thank you doctor bob for answering my question. your a very good human. i just happen to get your response just as i am going to get tested at 6 weeks. and im kind of worried due to you not putting your good luck karma in the message and also for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...carries a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. That risk is increased with the presence of blood, semen, precum and/or vaginal secretions.2. Mouth symptoms can be present during acute retroviral syndrome (ARS), but they would not be... Read more »

negative antibody tests but alarming WB

Dear Dr. Bob I've written to you a couple of times about my syndroms. To cut the story short I have had (and still have)almost all retrovirus infection syndromes. Recently i befriended a guy who has quite same story as mine sex with sex worker in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you were tested at least six months after the last potential exposure, you are really HIV negative. An ELISA test may rarely be "false positive."... Read more »

Pos EIA, Neg WB (POSITIVE ELISA, NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT)

I am a 30 year male who had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a female I did not know almost 3 months ago. I got tested at 9 weeks after exposure and the ELISA came back positive and the WB came back negative with no bands. The test was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...archives.Regarding HIV testing in general, the recommended screening test is an HIV-antibody test (ELISA, EIA, rapid test) at the three-month mark. HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive or... Read more »

Is there any good news for us Arabs? - Min fedlak (please) answer!

Dr. Bob, Thanks for your answer to my question (Arab worried about something more than Bush! Jun 27, 2006 http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q175794.html). Kaifa-haluk? (How are you in Arabic). Since I posted, the past month has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...looking specifically at your case of an essential non-exposure (rubbed stripper's 'vagiana' with cut on cuticle, but no direct vaginal fluids), one could argue that HIV testing was not even warranted. If you add this miniscule-to-nonexistent risk... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...transmitted? HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen Vaginal secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed by... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...tears, sweat, mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. The most common ways for HIV to be transmitted are through unprotected sexual... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...tested regularly for HIV . When Should I Get Tested? If you are infected with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) The... Read more »
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HIV fear

Posted by oen111, 2 Replies
...inside the condom.my question is whther it is possible, during intercourse my uncovered area including hair get exposed with vaginal fluid and after intercourse , when i had removed the condom ,that uncovered part including hair may touch with... Read more »

Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Approximately, 2 months ago I came in contact with vaginal fluids from a sex-worker; she cleaned her private parts with a paper-towel and then cleaned my private parts with the same paper towel. Read more »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...service 5 months ago (I know, not bright) and had protected vaginal intercourse. That was it. I was very careful not even to touch vaginal fluids with hands. I touched her breasts and we had protected intercourse. Period. Being the freak-o-ziod... Read more »

False neg Thailand

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the UK. At the end of July 1999 I had an encounter with a woman in thatiland that involved brief exposure of my penis to her vaginal fluids. 6 weeks after returning I started to have diarrhoea, joint pains, oral candida, a droning headache with a... Read more »