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Vaginal Sex Negative Elisa At 3 Months

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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 »

Why do you tell some people 3 months and others 6?

I was reading through archives, and I notice that you infrom people that 3 month tests are... Read more »

confused,pls enlighten! (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS)

Hi Studly(ok Dr.Studly.) I tested negative at 2,3,4,9 and 13 weeks for unprotected vaginal sex with... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...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 for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...not developed antibodies and you are probably not infected. To get truly accurate results, it's necessary to wait three to six months after your last possible exposure to the virus before being tested. That is because the immune system can take... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...positive) for HIV antibodies is commonly called the "Window Period". Recent studies show that a test taken at least 12 weeks (3 months) after the last possible exposure to the virus provides highly accurate results. Based on those studies, many... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines have sex with you. Some people got HIV from their steady partners who were unfaithful "just once." Even people who got a negative test result might be infected. They might have been infected after they got tested, or they might have gotten... Read more »
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elisa 4 generation ( 72 days)

Posted by murano, 2 Replies
...Hi all, my test elisa 4 generation ( result negative) at 72 days is conclusive? should i retest at 3 months? and 6 month? when can i stop? my situation risk was penetration vaginal with sex worker and condom broken thanks Read more »

neg elisa @12 weeks .....

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...if i tested neg at exactly 12 weeks (84 days) with a elisa test, will my 6 month elisa test be neg as well? i have not had any sex since my possible expousure - vaginal sex, no condom but the guy pulled out Read more »

Elisa questions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...just neede dsome insight on the Elisa test. I,m a heterosexual male and I had unprotected vaginal sex for 2 minutes about 3 months ago. I Took 3 elisa test out to 60 days or nine weeks and all is negative. I was wondering what generation elisa... Read more »

Scared, Elisa tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...testing, so I just wanted to clarify. Hopefully someone can help me out with this. Also I have had a sore throat going on 2 months now, after the9 week I took some antibiotics which my doc gave me and it got better but it just seems to linger... Read more »