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False positive HIV results cont...

Hello again Dr. Bob,I posted a question on 6/26. Well now I have gotten my second test results back and now I'm even more confused.Ok to recap, the first false positive was collected on 6/18, the HIV 1/o/2 Abs-Index value was 1.45 & the Qual says...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Western Blot (WB) is considered a negative HIV-screening test, assuming the test was taken outside the window period.There was no indication for getting CD4 cells or a quantitative HIV PCR RNA viral load test based on your first negative... Read more »

Inconclusive results on multiple blood tests.

Hello, I am mildly concerned about a couple of 'inconclusive' HIV tests that I just had. I have... Read more »

Indeterminate HIV test results

The results of my HIV test in January 2007 came back indeterminate. I then took at DNA PCR test... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing a confirmatory test: it is only performed if an ELISA or rapid test is positive. The WB can be positive, negative, or indeterminate . Indeterminate tests are neither positive nor negative. An indeterminate result usually means that a person... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...numbers of HIV women are growing. This means that all women should beaware of the risk and be tested if there is any possible reason to think theymay have been exposed to HIV. If you test negative, you can take steps to staythat way. If you test... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...diagnosed, browse through our overview section. The CD4 Count Test This test, also known as a "T-cell count test," gives an indication of the number of CD4 cells in your bloodstream. The more CD4 cells you have, the stronger your immune... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
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Indeterminate west blot

Posted by Cliff, 1 Reply
...since being released from the fertility dr. Our OBGYN tested my wife for stds and HIV. Her ELISA was positive and the wb was indeterminate so she ordered a pcr. Both my wife and I are not in a risk group. We've been married six years and... Read more »


Posted by help290, 1 Reply
... I have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1 negative pcr and lately 1 indeterminate western blot 1 band not sure which one and now the ID doctor wants me to wait a month for another western blot.... Read more »


Posted by willbestrong1, 2 Replies
hi everybody!! Last week i had my elisa test and it was positive. then they did western blot test but now they cant say anything..i mean the doctor told me he cant say whether i am negative or positive..they will have some more research on... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
when testing , do the tests go from negative to positive or is there a middle ground if you just so happen to test at that point ? if you were going to test positive ? Read more »