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Can I Have A Neg Hiv Test But Still Be Positive

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Serum HIV test Neg but HIV anti-body test positive

My Serum HIV test for Life insureance was negative, two weeks later i donated blood and was rejected because on my HIV anti-body test was positive. The Doc said my NAT showed negative for DNA results. Why am I getting different results?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The testing used for screening blood donations is set to be extremely sensitive so as not to miss any potentially HIV-positive donors. As such, it tends to be "over sensitive" in that it detects a number of false-positives. Follow-up... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for... Read more »

All Tests Neg!!! Clinically Positive?Woo-Hoo? Hmmm?

Dr. Bob I just can't get enough of your forum! It has helped me through a very long 3.5... Read more »
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I just tested positive and My partner tested neg

Posted by Leonardo, 3 Replies
I just tested positive on Friday. I told my partner and took him for testing. He tested negative. We've been together 11 years and have always had unprotected sex. I feel so alone now. I want to die. I can't bear to think of my life with him... Read more »

DID ANYONE EVER TEST POSITIVE AND WAS IN FACT NEG?

Posted by Anonymous
DID ANYONE EVER TEST POSITIVE AND WAS IN FACT NEGATIVE? I was
undergoing fertility treatments when my doctor asked if i would
take an hiv test. i said yes knowing there was no way i could be
positive. i was never with anyone else but my husband, i... 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 the... Read more »

44 day Neg Test! Accurate?

Posted by kbuddy77, 3 Replies
Hey guys i have a question for you. How Accurate is a Neg hiv test 44 days after a possible exposure. I read that its 99 % any insight from you guys would be great. I took a Rapid Hiv Blood test and a Oraquick Oral Test both were neg. I had a slight... Read more »