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Does It Mean That You Have Hiv If A Test Was Found To Be Reactive

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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? I also think he said the lab did the Western Blot which also came back negative. Now they want to do the DNA test. Why do they need to do another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Western Blot, which turned out to be negative. A reactive ELISA plus a negative Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV test." There are many potential causes for a falsely reactive ELISA test, including cross-reacting non-specific... Read more »

Can HIV particles rest in nose hair & become reactivated if nose bleeds?

Hello Doctor Bob, I know my question might sound a bit looney tunes maximus. But I wouldn't be... Read more »

Reactive HIV test, but indeterminate Western Blot

Dr. Bob--I recently had an HIV test. The result was High, 10.47. Repeatedly Reactive. So, they did... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

...In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Human Papillomavirus More Likely to Be Reactivated Among HIV-Positive Women, Study Says

...The human papillomavirus -- which is the primary cause of cervical cancer -- is more likely to be reactivated among HIV-positive women with suppressed immune systems, according to a study published in the April 20 issue of the Journal of the... Read more »
The Body PRO

A Synergistic Effect of HIV and CMV Infection/Reactivation

...most frequent opportunistic infections and was responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in patients suffering from AIDS. Today, CMV seroconversion in HIV patients remains common, but clinical disease manifestations are the exception,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

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HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked Read more »

unexplained reactive arthritis, would test be + ?

Posted by Shard
...after, I developed arthritis in one joint, which still persists and a skin rash on my scalp. I have been tested at 7 weeks for HIV with antibody blood work, and at 10 weeks with HIV rapidtest blood, both results negative. At the 7 week one I... Read more »

can someone explain this?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can someone tell me what the VDRL test does? I thought that was for Syph and not hiv? Can anyone explain? And what does a reactive/non-reactive VDRL result mean? Read more »

need some one who can read my test result

Posted by geodeeb, 2 Replies
...i did HIV test after 23 weeks since the last time i thought i had exposed to the virus the result came back with lab corp tests panel Read more »