indeterminae result in advanced AIDS
May 11, 2008
I have a patient who shows a indeterminate result on western blot he was treated for PCP Pneumonia and has a history of being treated for TB 5 years ago what are the possible reasons?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You don't indicate what the CD4 count was, and if this could be acute HIV infection with a very pronounced reduction in CD4 count, rather than advanced HIV disease. Also, what did the western blot actually show, and I assume the screening HIV EIA was positive? Finally, I would repeat the test.
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