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Can Anything Cause An Hiv Test To Fail

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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
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two Read more »

Dr. Bob, please answer my concern.

Dr. Bob, My girl friend got tested for HIV1/2 antibody test two weeks back. Last year in... Read more »

Your opinion Dr Bob: Condom failed- HIV chances?

Last night during sex with a girl, the condom failed. The good thing in the story is that she had... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Utah Law Requiring HIV Tests for Convicted Sex Workers, Solicitors Fails to Slow Spread of HIV Because It Is Not Enforced, Editorial Says

...almost 40% of solicitation and commercial sex work convictions processed in state courts in 2006 and 2007, there is no record of HIV tests being ordered, read by a judge or filed. In addition, even if test results are successfully transferred to... Read more »
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Clinicians Often Fail to Test for HIV After Diagnosing AIDS-Defining Illnesses, U.S. Study Suggests

...of HIV screening and monitoring among insured members diagnosed with potential AIDS-defining events, but without an existing HIV diagnosis. We used 2006 administrative claim data for eight commercial health plans. Most are PPO [preferred... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Lemons Fail Acid Test in HIV War

...female sex workers in Jos, Nigeria. About a fifth used lemon and lime juice as an STD preventative, while the rest did not. Tests for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C showed there were no statistically significant differences in the infection... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk-Based Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Fails to Detect the Majority of HIV-Infected Persons in Medical Care Settings

... In order to assess opportunities for early HIV diagnosis in a comprehensive public health care system, the researchers undertook a retrospective review of patients newly diagnosed with Read more »
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PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead of meaning that you now have immunity to HIV, testing positive is said to mean... Read more »

help please!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello. I'm freaking out and cannot go to bed! I'm going crazy. Let me tell you my story. Today I had sex with a girl. We had vaginal sex with a condom. However she did perform oral sex on my. after she was done I saw that she had blood on her lips.... Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...June 15, 2004 A new HIV test that identifies "tiny amounts" of p24 protein inside HIV is 25 times more sensitive than current HIV tests, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, the Wall... Read more »

hiv or something else?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I had a question about hiv testing after the 6month window period without further exposures. If a person comes back non-reactive from a hiv-1 test but still Read more »