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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


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.

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