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Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

Everyone Reacts Positive on HIV Elisa Tests

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Over-reacted but, still scared

Posted by Maximus, 1 Reply
Ok everyone,
Got the test results back for Chlamydia and they were negative. So now, I am not as scared and realized I over reacted. But, with the meds, the burning has gone away, except a slight bit at the tip of the penis.

Anyways, still very... Read more »

HPV+ Herpes Outbreak+ Oral sex w/ HIV+ parter=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received oral sex from a girl who is HIV+. I have some genital warts from HPV and had a Herpes Outbreak at the time. Am I infected with HIV? What are my chanes? Are there any documented cases or could I be a first? I am married and need URGENT... Read more »

Herpes and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know this answer. I am waiting on an HIV test. Last possible exposure over 10 years. Have had various possible is it to never have herpes outbreak or symptoms and then have them while having HIV symptoms as well with... Read more »
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Can an hiv antibody test false-positively react to syphilis?

I decided to go get tested for hiv a couple of months ago. I went to this non-profit testing site and i had an oraquick rapid test and a western blot done. Both of them came back positive and i was in shock. I didnt know how to accept that. Then...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. When a person is infected with HIV, Syphilis can cause a much more severe decline in the CD4 count. In regards to Syphilis being misinterpreted for HIV, the answer is no. Please see a previous answer by Dr. Bob for... Read more »

HIV +, Pregnant and reacts to Nevirapine

I tested HIV last year, was put on treatment and reacted to nevirapine and taken off treatment and been off since.My CD4 is a good count. I have been told that I am definitely not a candiate for the PMTC programs avaible in my country , in Africa. I...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
First, we need to address the question of therapy. World Health Organization Guidelines (available on the WHO web site; generally recommend therapy during pregnancy if a woman's HIV status requires it. However, even if... Read more »

Is my doctor over reacting?

I went to the doctor's for a simple case of cold sores. I mentioned that my armpit was aching (as usual when I have an outbreak). He prescribed me the usual cream and then sent me off for a HIV test (which I have in a week's time - yes a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your doctor's explanation was far from adequate to appropriately address your very reasonable question! However, his suggestion that you be HIV tested is not "over reacting."Your need to get HIV tested has little, if anything, to... Read more »

Non React Results for antibody test. Am I cured?

First of all I dont know if I am posting this question on the right forum but!!!!OK, here we go: In June 2005 I tested positive with a VL of 330,000 and antibody test at this time it was non react which for what I have read is negative for the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your situation is quite unique. If you have had repeatably positive HIV RNA levels (including some high results) it seems likely that you are HIV infected. I would have your HIV specialist review all of the western blot results that have returned... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Local TV Stations React to Trojan Condom-Promotion Commercial

"Controversy" surrounding a television commercial for Trojan condoms has "trickled down to the local level," with stations in Pittsburgh "roundly refusing" to air the commercial and stations in Seattle "giving it the green light," the New York... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Groups, Scientists React to Swiss Claim About Antiretrovirals, HIV Transmission

Some HIV/AIDS advocacy groups and scientists on Wednesday reacted with concern to a claim by a Swiss state commission that HIV-positive people taking antiretroviral drugs cannot transmit the virus during sex if they are adhering to their treatment... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates React to Obama's Proposed Global Health Initiative

Some HIV/AIDS advocates have voiced disappointment with the level of HIV/AIDS funding in President Obama's proposed $63 billion, six-year global health initiative , VOA News reports. According to VOA News , the advocates say that Obama has not... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates, African-American Political Leaders React to Bush Pledge to Fight HIV/AIDS Among Blacks With Surprise, Skepticism

AIDS advocates and African-American political leaders have reacted to President Bush's pledge to fight HIV/AIDS among blacks with "surprise and some skepticism," the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle , 2/4). Bush... Read more »