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Can An Hiv Test Come Back Negative Two Times And Still Be Infected

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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 »

False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to... Read more »

Negative HIV test but reactive? Negative Western Blot

My OBGYN doctor called this afternoon and told me that my HIV test came back negative but reactive?... Read more »
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...positive, then HIV infection probably occurred a few months or longer before the tests. In June 2010 the FDA approved a new HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for... Read more »
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...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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I just tested negative, is it possible?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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, or am I just paronoid? Thanks. Read more »

neg. test=hiv neg.?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the most experts mean a 6-month-negative hiv-test is conclusive. but I have read some(rare) people take a longer time. you need such people? my question is: I have tested neg. after 6 months and 1 year, but have a lot of symptoms every day. Its Read more »

Crazy Person self destructing

Posted by crazy_person, 3 Replies
...viral load/PCR DNA tests out to 4 months are conclusive and that I should seek psychological assistance for my obsession with an HIV diagnosis. I pray that I'm truly negative, but with all of these HIV specific symptoms, I'm having a hard time... Read more »

HIV? HERPES? Crazy?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...mentioned, thinking I may have been infected with HIV- occassional sore throat, yeast infection and tingling in my butt and sometimes my hands. I know this is a long post but I am so confused alot has happed in 3 months I just want to know when... Read more »