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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...find out that you are HIV-positive (infected with HIV), you and your healthcare providers can better plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect others, and what precautions you might take to prevent transmission to other people. Regardless of...
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Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot

Hi. I tried donating blood in September, but rather than getting a letter back telling me my blood type, I got one saying my HIV antibody screening test came out positive, but the Western Blot came out negative. I talked to a lady who worked with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A positive ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered a negative HIV test. However, due to blood donation rules you will no longer be Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Do you think these reactions are HIV 1 or 2 and if not, should I be concerned about these reactions? All other STDs have been ruled out and the only person I could have gotten HIV from has tested negative on the orasure advance rapid 5 months out... Read more »

positive elisa negative western blot

Hi. Two years ago I tested positve on the Elisa and negative on the western blot. I went back a few days later and the same result. I did a medical study 4 months prior to this test- and everything was negative. I had sex with one person and he is...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...extremely sensitive and occasionally comes up with a false positive. The Western blot is an extremely specific test. If it is negative, then you can be confident that you are, in fact, HIV seronegative.In other words, the negative result on the... Read more »

negative p-24 and antibody test The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Dear Mr. Sowadsky Thank you very much for your time - I had a low risk exposure with someone whose HIV status is unknown to me (oral sex where the man did not ejaculate in my mouth). Still, I was concerned and I had a p24 test one month after the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infection. However,not all recently infected persons have detectable levels of p-24 antigen intheir blood. Therefore having a negative p-24 antigen test after a recentexposure is not considered a conclusive or definitive test result.A negative... Read more »
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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...married)." The reality: Were you tested for HIV before you got into the relationship? Was your partner? Were both tests negative? And do you spend 24 hours a day together? If you're faithful, but he or she is not, or he or she was already HIV... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...underlying problem. Many people who have taken these tests, ended up taking them multiple times, constantly fearing that their negative test results were wrong. Even after taking these tests, for many people, the fear of having HIV continued. In... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: HIV Counseling and Testing

...but may take up to 10 years. Prompt medical care may delay the onset of AIDS and prevent some life-threatening conditions. A Negative Result This means that no HIV antibodies were found in your blood. However, there is still a possibility of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers... Read more »
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do you really need a 6 month test?

Posted by stupidgirl, 3 Replies
...i was tested in august and was negative. i test two more times before that with the same results. it is now nine months from possible exposure and i haven't done Read more »

False Neg's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My fiance and I both tested negative via Home Access. His test was about 16 months after sex with his ex and mine was about 6 months after sex with my ex. I'm concerned about false negatives... I spoke with Home Access Read more »

Anyone negative at 13 weeks.....but positive later

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has there been anyone here, that tested negative at 13 weeks and then later went back and tested positive.? Im meaning from a single exposure, and knowing when it happened. Read more »

Negative at six months but positive later.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Does anyone know of any cases where someone tested negative at six months and positive later. Is this possible? I recently tested negative at six months but I'm still worried that Read more »