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Anyone Ever Tested Negative At 3 Months Retest Positive Later

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Positive elisa, negative western blot and viral load.. Retest?

Last year i had a false positive HIV test result. My elisa was positive and western blot was negative. My doc told me she didn't think I had HIV but wanted to do a viral load test to be sure. That was negative and she told me' no need to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.A "false positive HIV test" is by definition a negative HIV test. A positive ELISA with negative Western Blot outside the window period is considered to be a negative HIV-screening test. The undetectable quantitative HIV RNA PCR plasma... Read more »

Positive P24, but still not testing positive for HIV 18 months later

Friend tested positive for P24 one month after sexual exposure when he became ill. Two years later... Read more »

pregnant - positive Elisa and Negative western blot - should retest??

I'm pregnant and had a routine HIV test done. The Elisa came back positive, a western blot was... Read more »
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Women Alive

Diagnosis 18 Months Later

To tell...Or not to tell is a burning question for people with HIV infection, especially those who are not part of the gay community. I've read comments in the news media implying a certain criticism of individuals who make their status asecret, ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Treatment of HIV-Positive Infants Might Allow Later Therapy Interruptions, Study Shows

According to results from the long-running CHER trial published online in The Lancet , HIV-positive "[c]hildren who began an immediate course of [antiretroviral (ARV)] drugs were able to interrupt their treatment, giving them a break from the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Short Message Service Reminder Intervention Doubles Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV Retesting Rates Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

In the current study, researchers evaluated the effect of a short message service (SMS) reminder system on STI retesting rates among men who have sex with men (MSM). The SMS program began at a large Australian sexual health clinic in late 2008,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Recurrent Chlamydial Infection and Failure to Return for Retesting in Young Women Entering National Job Training Program, 1998-2005

The purpose of the current study was to evaluate factors associated with recurrent chlamydial infection and failure to return for retesting among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, ages 16 to 24, entering the National Job Training Program from... Read more »
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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 I'm slow to seroconvert and that I'll find out I'm poz later. Read more »

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 »

Extensive Exposure But Tested Negative - Retest?

Posted by jemison, 4 Replies
I am a hetero female who was exposed to hiv by my partner. We had unprotected sex (oral, vaginal, anal) at least 60 times over a period of 4 months (April to August of this year). Immediately after finding out that he was positive, I was tested... Read more »