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Average Number Of False Negative Hiv Test

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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positive hiv test, now 6 negative tests

After 7 years of marriage, I discovered my husband had been unfaithful. 7 months ago I went and got "all STD" testing. Everything was negative except I had a + HIV elisa and western blot. The following 2 days I was retested again and was negative....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...demonstrate that you are conclusively and definitively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Dr. Bob 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 »

Please help me to find out if I have got infected by HIV

Hi Robert, Could you please help me out. I had sex with a sex worker(unknown HIV status) with condom a week ago. She did oral sex with condom. after that I had vaginal sex with condom ? I got cold and bit of fever now. I started worried if I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to know" you are HIV positive???? No, absolutely not. In fact what you don't know in that situation could kill you. Delayed HIV diagnosis is still the number one cause of HIV morbidity and premature HIV-related mortality. Knowledge is power! If... Read more »

COULD I BE HIV POSITIVE (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2011)

Hello Doc, I am really worried. I had unprotected sex (on 14 Feb 2010) with my ex-girl. We broke up and 8 months later she was tested positive for hiv (12 Oct 2010). She told me this recently about her status and that I should take a test too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is no way to know if your ex was positively charged at the time of your last unprotected shag in February 2010. Consequently, HIV testing is definitely warranted. Get counseling if necessary, but do get HIV tested. When it comes to HIV, it's... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...for diagnosing HIV infection. These advances have reduced or eliminated many of the technical weaknesses of first-generation HIV tests -- making it far easier for patients to take HIV tests, and giving providers far more tools for catching new... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II)

...When Taking an Antibody Test, What Does a Negative, Positive or Indeterminate Test Result Mean? When a person gets an antibody test for HIV, the first test that is done is the ELISA test, also called the EIA. If the ELISA test is negative, this... Read more »
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Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA

Posted by HoPeAndFaiTh, 1 Reply
...negative. But I have all se sympthoms: Rash on the palms of my hands, candidiasis, sore throat, night swats, pains. 2 possible false negative tests?... help me please. I have another test this thursday, (after 12 weeks). This is my post in... Read more »

Testing and Window Periods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...4-8 weeks. He also states a warning to all of those who get tested with private doctors and hospitals because there are more false positives....alot of those places don't use a western blot to confirm. I found that to be interesting. The... Read more »

INTERESTING QUESTION

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...where I'm confused: if blood for transfusions has a window period of anywhere from 10-20 days, why is blood for an individual HIV test different? Blood is blood ..... right? If I donate blood, and they perform these tests .... they can detect... Read more »

Hiv/test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »