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KS And Hiv Negative How Is This Possible

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KS Diagnosis, but HIV negative. How is this possible? Am I contagious?

I have recently been diagnosed with Kaposi's Sarcoma after a lesion was removed from the back of my leg. I was subsequently tested for HIV, and the result was negative. How common is it to have KS, and be HIV negative at the same time? Does...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Yes, you can have Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) without being HIV positive! You are indeed correct, however, this is a bit unusual and is not what is typically described in what you read or what you see (such as Tom Hanks movie... Read more »

late state of HIV is it possible a false negative?

About a year ago I was diagnosed with ITP. The hematologist ordered a bunch of tests and I asked... Read more »

is it possible to be antibody negative and still have HIV?

I tested out to three months negative but found an article on this site that found people with no... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Vaccine Trial Participation Might Lead to Negative Social Consequences, Study Says

HIV vaccine trial volunteers could experience negative social consequences because of their participation in the trials, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters Health ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers Warn South African HIV Vaccine Trial Volunteers About Possible Increased Risk of HIV

HIV/AIDS researchers in South Africa on Tuesday began warning 801 volunteers who participated in a trial of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine about a possible increased risk of HIV, the Washington Post reports (Timberg, Washington Post , 10/25).... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Unknown, Negative or Positive? Using Knowledge of HIV Status as an HIV Prevention Strategy

As front-line workers in HIV prevention, it is important to understand what prevention strategies clients are using and how they understand the risks associated with them. A common HIV prevention strategy used by gay men and other men who have sex... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting Pregnant: HIV-Positive Woman and HIV-Negative Man (Serodiscordant)

There are several different options for reducing the chances of passing on HIV while trying to get pregnant. If you are an HIV+ woman and an HIV-negative man seeking information on getting pregnant, the options below will help you understand what... Read more »
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Possibility of Negative at 3 months turning positive later ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
What is the chance of negative hiv test (4th gen cmia) at 3 months into positive later ? High risk heterosexual exposure experiencing ARS like symptom presently .... Sore throat, fatigue, rash, swollen lymph on the neck. I am so confused as many... Read more »

Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA *DELETED*

Posted by deletemyaccount, 1 Reply
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I just tested negative, is it possible?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just tested negative after five months of hell, I had an unprotected encounter with a man of unknown hiv status in May, I tested at 33 days and on November 4th, is it possible to still be positive and the standard HIV test just not picking it up,... Read more »

hiv+ and hiv negative partnership

Posted by Anonymous, 18 Replies
I hope will get some answers from this forum. Please people advise. I am hiv + and just met a wonderful hiv- man. He is a real catch. We have gone on a couple of dates. I went out with him out of myown selfishness and wanted some excitement in... Read more »