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Pregnancy + indeterminate 2010 follow up information

Mar 30, 2010

On march 25 my question was answered about my posiive ELISA and indeterminate western blot, thank you! The follow up information: my husbands HIV test was negative and my PCR DNA came back negative today. Your forums were really helpful to putting our minds at ease- my OB had never heard of this, which is surprising and sent us into a panic. He'd never seen a false positive ELISA test either.

Response from Dr. Frascino


You're welcome. WOO-HOO!

The surprising thing about your case was not the false-positive ELISA, but rather that your OB doctor had no knowledge that this occurs not infrequently as a consequence of pregnancy! He's in dire need of a refresher course on HIV testing basics!

Be well.

Dr. Bob

insertive issues (Rectal secretions from men who have sex with men contain more HIV than blood or semen) (ANAL MUCOUS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)
I am trully worried sick

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