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contact with blood during wrestling session

I was in my wrestling class and while executing a drill with a co-athlete i found some blood spots on my inner thigh. At first i thought it was mine from a toe nail scratch but then i realised that probably was from the other person's wound. I...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It doesn't sound you were at risk. Even if there was blood with HIV in it, it needs a way to get inside your body. That doesn't sound like it happened.HIV really only gets transmitted under a specific set of... 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... Read more »

Wrestling risk ? 2nd ATTEMPT - Made a donation

Hello doc,I realize that you get way too many emails and I am hoping you look at this one.. I have... Read more »

HIV in the Classroom: What Would a Good Catholic Do? Bioethicist Helps Students Wrestle With Theology and HIV

HIV in the Classroom: A Spotlight Series No, we're not all HIV positive. But we all are at risk for acquiring HIV. In recognition of this fact, theologian and bioethicist Robert Doyle teaches a graduate course that examines HIV not as a moral... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Microbicide Field Wrestles With the Implications of Success -- an Update

On October 25, 2010, the nonprofit microbicide research organization CONRAD announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would consider the Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic (VOICE) trial as a confirmatory trial to... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Microbicide Field Wrestles With the Implications of Success

In July of this year, the stubborn persistence and commitment of microbicide researchers, advocates, and trial participants was finally rewarded with positive results from a South African trial of the gel form of the antretroviral drug tenofovir... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Drugs Grow Rarer, Costlier as States Falter: Financial Crises Hurt Care for the Poor in Illinois, Elsewhere in U.S.

Illinois is among several states wrestling with unprecedented deficits, and its AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) for low-income patients is being challenged by increasing demand and high drug costs. The state has seen a 14 percent spike in the... Read more »
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Is there other test to supplement the ELISA?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

apart from the elisa test, what other tests can i take to supplement this elisa test?can i do a westernblot test even if my elisa test is non-reactive?what other tests do u recommend? Read more »

ELISA at 6 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative on an ELISA test at 6 weeks. How accurate do you think that is?

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Recently had a ELISA test at a health testing center. Result negative.
Im concearned because the nurse could not tell me what generation test it was and in fact never heard of different generation tests. I assumed the center was professional
Cost $105... Read more »

Elisa Test Versions being used in DoD

Posted by Anonymous
Does anybody know what generation of Elisa test is being used in the Navy? Does the Navy only test for HIV-1? How about HIV-2? I tested negative recently, (well past the window period), but am concerned that the test may have been an older... Read more »