|Is there a link between an Indeterminate Western Blot and HPV?
Dec 31, 2009
In 1999, after regularly donating my blood to the Red Cross for 12 years, they notified me that I had an indeterminant Western Blot test result. I was subsequently tested for HIV and was cleared. 8 years later, I was simultaneously diagnosed with an HPV infection and Stage 2B2 Cervical cancer. Is there a possible link? Could the Western Blot have picked up the HPV?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
No. There is no link. You are HIV negative. Your problem is solely related to HPV, a totally different virus, and its complications (cervical cancer).
You can read much more about HPV as well as HIV testing in the archives of this forum.
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