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ELISA - Indeterminate; HIV-1 RNA Qualitative - Inconclusive

Jun 23, 2012

I had unprotected sex last year, I was a top. After a month I got all symptoms similar to Malaria. After the test results my doc said its Malaria.

I went for a routine HIV test this year.

ELISA - Indeterminate;

after a month

HIV-1 PCR RNA Qualitative - Inconclusive (copies=20)

What could be the reason for PCR test to be be inconclusive and what does it mean. My lab told me that the copies should be < 20 for a negative result and mine is 20.

The doc suggested me a Western Blot after 3 months.

I'm worried now.

Response from Dr. Wohl

This is concerning. I would:

a) repeat HIV antibody test (elisa and western blot) b) repeat HIV viral load test


HIV from glass shard
can I move on..

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