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eia non reactive, then reactive, then the third time do not know.

Dr. Wohl, I know you are a very busy person, just please take ten to fifteen minutes of your time and please read my post and answer me if i need anything else. I am not being able to put this behind me, especially when my kids eia test was non...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The teasing shows conclusively that there was no transmission. The more test you do the more of a risk of a false positive. The viral load and negative western blots prove it all. Plus the exposure was not really anything that I would consider... Read more »

Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Doctor,I have posted so many questions on this web site and no one has ever responded. Please help me.I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days after possible exposure. The result came back reactive on the Elisa but non-reactive on the Western...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. Antibodies to HIV are unique to HIV. However, there are certain conditions (cancers, autoimmune diseases, or other viral infections like HIV-2, HTLV-1, HTLV-2), which could produce antibodies which react in a HIV-1 assay and cause a false... Read more »

Reactive ELISA with non-reactive Western Blot.

Only 485 days of Dubya, my fingers are crossed. Anyways...I got ill and had just about every symptom associated with ARS down to the drenching sweats (I had to take a shower and change my sheets) and rash all over my trunk. Since then I've had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A reactive ELISA and negative Western Blot is considered a negative HIV test. That you have had the same result at multiple test sites over a period of six months further corroborates your negative HIV status. (If you had been in the process... Read more »

HbAsg from Non-reactive to Reactive in a span of 3 months

My HbAsg prior to my overseas work is non-reactive, however the medical test performed app. 3 months after the above test by the host country found it otherwise and was asked to go back. Could I insist the result on my pre-departure test? What could...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are confirmatory tests for HBsAg that need to be done to confirm that a preliminary positive test is a true positive.... Read more »
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Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other... Read more »

Non Reactive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I think it is a good sign to have a non reactive test rather than a indetermate test results.
The Chance of going from a Non Reactive to Postive at 3 months is none.

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10 months post possible exposure-please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Pains in inner thighs, acheing armpits (but no swelling) feeling weak, diarreah. Incident was non protected vaginal insertive. Is it my mind? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Small warts appearing on back of my hands/fingers. Sore gums with a white 'cracked' appearance, waking up with numb fingers, having a runny nose for an hour in the morning which then clears up???
Going to get tested but what are the chances? Please... Read more »