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What Negative Cut Off Means On Hiv Test

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I tested negative for hiv does this also mean im negative for aids?

Im a little confused...If you test negative for hiv does that mean you also do not have aids?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yep, it does appear you are more than a little confused, or at least not well informed. Perhaps you are a victim of home schooling or Dubya's abstinence-only sex education curriculum. At any rate, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the... Read more »

my husband of 7years took a hiv test and was negative so this means i shouldnt worry

My husband took an hiv test we have been together for over 7 years and havent ever used protection... Read more »
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Does negative always mean negative??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ive read a lot on here where people say they are positive, but their "viral load" or whatever, is undetectable?? So does that mean if they were to walk into a clinic, take a rapid OraSure test, it would come back negative?!!?

Or if you take the... Read more »

Negative means Negative!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was a frequenter to this board almost two years ago. For all the worried well, please read this.
In Oct '99, I had a low risk exposure with a man who I found out two weeks later was poz.
About a week after my exposure, I noticed a small... Read more »

What do you mean I'm NEGATIVE ? !!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, my name is Steve and I've just tested negative at eleven weeks. I'd like to share my story because its very similar to some of the others that have appeared here. Sorry its a long story, but its consumed my whole life for the past (nearly)... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
hi there. first i must say I have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt... Read more »