Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Negitave dna pcr inconclusive western blot
Jun 26, 2010

My son was born to a HIV positive mother upon birth he was givin treatment for 8 weeks his western blot test was positive so they followed up with 2 DNA PCR test both were negative at 18 months of age they re-tested him for HIV on the western blot test the result were inconclusive what does this mean.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your son is HIV negative. The "inconclusive" Western Blot tests are not of concern nor do they indicate your son might be HIV infected, as the two undetectable DNA PCR tests at 18 months are definitive. Western Blot tests should never be run unless there has been a previous repeated reactive (positive) ELISA test.

Dr. Bob



Previous
Please post for Worry-wells!
Next
ER resident desperate for some help. Please. Please.

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement