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Wrestling And Negative HIV Test

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...antibodies to fight HIV. It usually takes two to three months for them to show up. In rare cases, it can take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for HIV. Once you test positive and start to receive health care for HIV infection, your name may be...
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RE: HELP! Scared and cannot find an answer! Will donate!

Dr. Bob,Thank you for responding to my question! A donation has just been submitted to concertedeffort which I hope will help people like me with awareness and understanding.I was so scared that someone who was with an HIV+ person, but who did not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2 months after that, I got a small amount of his semen in my mouth. Both he and the woman he had sex with 2 months prior had HIV tests 1 year later and both were negative. My question is: Is it possible that she had been exposed to HIV via the... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it Read more »

HIV, Wrestling, and other Sports

While I am at this site I would like to pose this question to anyprofessional out there who would like to reply. Wrestling is a sport that Ienjoy very much. Is it safe to wrestle with a person who is HIV positive. Am I placing my life in jeopardy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...they arenot permitted to play again until they stop bleeding (this includeswrestling).The only sport that has requirements for HIV testing is in professionalboxing, and even that is only done in certain states. This was never a bigissue until... Read more »

Boyfriend refusing to get tested for HIV make me depressed.

My boyfriend refuses to get tested for HIV. I am HIV+ and we have been boyfriends for three years. Our sex life has steadily declined in frequency over time until it almost came to a standstill this year. Even though we have talked about his fears...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
The only advice I can offer is that you can not and should not push him into doing anything in his life, especially a big decision like testing for HIV. If you push him into it, no matter which way the results turn out it will be your fault and he... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From TheBody.com's Experts: Common Concerns... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
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Please Help, Confused and scared...

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
...in my anus. I need help anyone with any feedback is much appreciated. Also I went to get tested after 10 days results were negative, but the nurse told me that its an antibody test and in 10 days there is no way to tell. Also she said theyr... Read more »

For AIDS2HIV, ErricCo, SteveR (DUO TEST NEGATIVE)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...you? Anyway apparantly this test checks for both HIV antibodies as well as the 'P24 antigen' to get an earlier result. It was NEGATIVE thank God, and the doctor tells me that it is 99% accurate. This is who they are, in the big posh spot in... Read more »

legitimate hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hello all. i tested neg. at 7 month's after a high risk exposure. condom slipped off with a poz. female. went to my local clinic for the test. my question Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »