|Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
Feb 10, 2002
Could this, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, cause your immune system not to produce antibodies to HIV, therefore, a ELISA test result would show a negative result or would it come back with an indeterminant result?
Response from Dr. Aberg
It would be much more likely that antiphospholipid antibodies would give you a false positive or indeterminate screening test (ELISA) than a false negative test. If for some reason, one suspects a false negative ELISA then a western Blot and pcr for HIV could be performed but false negative ELISA are extremely rare. In fact most of the time, it is not that it is a false negative but that it is very early infection and the ELISA subsequently will become positive.
Breast swelling and Trizivir
Info. on KS and women
- Blood In Urine After Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Painful Ejaculation After Masturbation Worried I Have HIV
- Penis Discharge After Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Sore Throat After Sex With Stripper Worried I Have HIV
- White Discharge After Licking Rectum Worried I Have HIV
- Can I Mix Fluconazole And Monistat?
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.