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False Negative Elisa And Subtypes

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Need final words please

Hi:One year ago I did a HIV quick blood test witch resulted "indeterminated", another test came with the same result so I did a conventional ELISA blood test at the clinic that was negative.It was the begining of my nightmare. I only had oral sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Your indeterminate tests and your positive Read more »

My Apologies, Yes I did Sound Stupid

Okay Dr. Bob,Student of Sociology here again and I hope you forgive me for my previous inane and... Read more »


hello dr.,1. will the current elisa 1/2 reliably detect all CRF's??2. how about ALL subtypes of... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...include enzyme immunoassays (ELISA/EIA), chemiluminescent immunoassays (CIAs), and rapid tests. ( AII ) Patients who test negative for HIV antibody at baseline should receive a follow-up HIV antibody test at 3 months. For individuals who test... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay that way. You can also avoid unnecessary worrying. What Tests Are Available? If... Read more »
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question please answer..

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies every couple years or so, now so far i have gotten done oraquick test twice, stat pak, pcr dna, elisa and western blot all negative, now will any of these test pick up these other weird strains or subtypes of hiv or do i have to ask for an... Read more »

HIV Variants and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...non-b clade to have his doctor order a special tests for subtype/ Also read something from a few posts back that said false negatives could come from someone infected with a HIV variant such as a non-b subtype. I thought Elisas detect all... Read more »

False neg Thailand

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ver worried about HIV at the time, so took HIV Elisa at 6wks, 2month,3months and 6months, antigen test at 2 months. All were negative. Also had psoriasis which begean then and prexisting dermatitis worsened. I still have persistent psoriasis,... Read more »

to G man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...undetected by ELISA test, wouldnt it be useless to test with PCR and DNA b/c they would also give false readings since they look for subtype B? Also would a viral culture be a good test to take if you think youve been infected with an odd strain... Read more »