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Can You Test Negative For Hiv While Actually Being Positive

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Whats the chances of positive western blot test results actually be a false positive??? (WESTERN BLOT TEST)

i just recently got tested positive with western blot hiv! in all areas that the doctors test for i am reactive in every catagorie!! all 3 of my partners in the last year and a half are all negative but me!! is it possible to be a fauls positive?? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, it's possible your Western Blot (WB) test was a false-positive, particularly if this was your only HIV test! WB tests should only be run as a confirmatory test after someone has a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA, EIA or rapid test.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of Japanese AIDS Cases Slowly Increasing; Actual Number of HIV-Positive People Likely Higher Than Reported

The number of AIDS cases in Japan is slowly increasing, and the number of HIV-positive people in the country is estimated to be higher than the number reported, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. In 2003, the government recorded 336 new AIDS cases but... Read more »
TheBody.com

Day One With HIV: "I Had Never Actually Met Anyone Who Was Positive"

Erin Gingrich March 16, 2010. I remember it so vividly. I was in an in-patient drug treatment facility, 21 days sober and angry at everyone. When I got the news that my HIV test was confirmed positive, I thought I was receiving my death... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Are You Positive You're Negative?

[myth] I don't need an HIV test. There's no way I could be infected. [truth] What you don't know can hurt you ... and those you care about. A quarter of people in the U.S. who are HIV positive do not know it, according to the Centers for... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Unknown, Negative or Positive? Using Knowledge of HIV Status as an HIV Prevention Strategy

As front-line workers in HIV prevention, it is important to understand what prevention strategies clients are using and how they understand the risks associated with them. A common HIV prevention strategy used by gay men and other men who have sex... Read more »
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Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now...

Posted by brainfried, 3 Replies
Hi everyone. I am falling apart mentally. Nearly 7 months ago I went to a sex club with some friends and basically only deep kissed a woman there, nothing more than that. I was so drunk, the next day I felt so far out of my safety zone that I... Read more »

3 negative tests and then positive...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
3 NEGATIVE TESTS AND THEN POSITIVE_WHY

I USED DRUGS IV FOR 10 YEARS.IN 1991 ,I WAS TESTED AND THE RESULT
WAS NEGATIVE.AGAIN IN 1993 & 1994. I AM IN RECOVERY ,SO NO DRUGS
AT ALL SINCE 9/1/90--NONE. IN APRIL OF 1995 GOT THE GREAT NEWS,
MY... Read more »

test positive after a negative 6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
has anyone ever heard of this happening with a person with a normal immune system? Read more »

Chances of 40 day negative test turning positive

Posted by Athlete23, 1 Reply
Hi , I took an HIV test after 40 days of exposure I tested negative which I believe is 3rd generation ELISA from Quest Diagnostics. Now I did have protected sex vaginal and anal but when I was having vaginal sex I became soft and had some precum in... Read more »