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What Kind Of Hiv Tests Are Done In The Doctor's Office

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ELISA & HIV -1 VIRAL LOAD BY COBAS TAQMAN

Hello Bob! Hope you are doing well. First of all we would like to congratulate you for precious service you are rendering to many people around the globe through this site and through your foundation as well. One of my colleagues had a sex with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AIDS Foundation. Donation information can be found on the foundation's Web site, www.concertedeffort.org.Be well.Dr. BobWays to Test for HIV, Three Different Ways to Check If You Have HIV May 2007IntroductionAbout four to six weeks after you've... Read more »

You're a Doctor, I went to see a Doctor, Now I need a Doctor , Your word is Final.

Dr. Bob, I am back for a re-visit. I read your forums and have asked you questions in the past. I thank you for helping me. I went to the ENT doctor to get my ears checked out. An hour before I went I nicked my face with the razor while shaving. At...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...precautions to prevent the transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV and hepatitis. Your fears are completely unwarranted. HIV testing is not warranted.Thanks for your kind comments Rich.Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Advice on past tests and recommendation for more

Hello Dr. Frascino,You were kind enough to respond to my post dated Nov. 23, 2009 with respect to an encounter I had with a woman of unknown HIV status in which we briefly performed unprotected oral sex on each other, engaged in deep kissing, and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. I would consider your repeatedly negative tests out to 16.5 weeks definitive. And infectious disease specialist is not needed. You are HIV negative. The three-month window is also adequate for hepatitis screening. The other tests you mentioned... Read more »

Testing Procedures

Hello Dr. Bob Frascino,I was tested through a website that says it was certified. I requested to test for HIV antibody and after giving them my info and credit card number they sent me to the nearest Labcorp testing center for a blood draw. In two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lab that ran the test or looking at the name of the test on your test result sheet and comparing it to the list of approved HIV tests on the FDA's Web site.)As for your lusting after Dr. Steve, no, I'm not the jealous type. I merely think you... Read more »
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...transplant. The man has generously allowed scientists to take almost every possible biopsy and test, including the most ultrasensitive HIV tests available, but HIV has not been detected anywhere in his body. It's now almost three years since this... Read more »
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No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no... Read more »

For AIDS2HIV, ErricCo, SteveR (DUO TEST NEGATIVE)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys Sorry I am late posting this, got back late from London and was trying to post a message but I took so long posting it that I lost my internet connection in between and thought i would wait until after a nights sleep, make sure i gave you... Read more »

Massachusetts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...what do the HIV clowns have to say about this ? What should I know about HIV testing? When thinking of tested for HIV, there are a few important things to consider: There are a couple of different types of Read more »

Dutchman, please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...stripper here in the midwest but she was from Russia. I've had negative test from pcr at 10 and 28 days. Also, negative test from Doctor's office (antibody test, Gen?) at 2, 4, and 7 weeks. Further negative testing at 9 and 12 weeks from Home... Read more »