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REASONS FOR INDETERMINATE HIV RESULTS

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Reasons for Indeterminate WB results

Hi, i went for a routine testing required by a government organisation and i was tested for HIV, the EIA was reactive and my western Blot was indeterminate , i am with my wife for five years, and i am not at risk by any means, except that i was in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Unfortunately, I can't be precise with regard to the question of infection or not. I'd recommend repeat EIA and WB testing and if it's still indeterminate, a HIV RNA PCR (viral load) test.Best luck, BY... Read more »

Indeterminate result HIV test 13 weeks pregnant (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE HIV TEST, 2011)

Hi, I'm sorry to ask this question, as I realise that there are lots of similar questions on... Read more »

indeterminate hiv results (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT, PREGNANCY)

Dr. Bob,At the end of August I became pregnant. I was on vacation and became extremely nauseated so... Read more »
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INDETERMINATE TEST RESULT

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If anyone one has any information on this please respond. I took an HIV test 2 weeks ago tested positive on the ELISA the confirmatory test was done with a WESTERN BLOT which came back indeterminate with the P24 band showing. My doctor said I need... Read more »

HIV Indeterminate Story from a Former Sex Worker

Posted by formerroxanne, 1 Reply
I worked as Sex Worker on a casual basis from 2007 to early 2012 and have vowed to discontinue all sex work. (Yes, this is a I have left prostitution as well as a I was HIV Indeterminate piece.)

This piece, as well as touching on the waiting time... Read more »

Indeterminate Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a routine HIV test done two weeks ago. The result was indeterminate. I am not a "high risk" individual. My last sexual contact was vaginal sex, unprotected, about 90 days ago with a good friend who claims to be clean. I have only been with two... Read more »

Indeterminate result

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Rick, In Nov of 1994 during a routine exam I had a
'Indeterminate' result on the ELISA and Western Blot. A follow up
PCR test showed a 'negative' result. Since then I have had ELISA
and Western Blot tests annually. The ELISA went negative within 6
mo... Read more »