False Positive Hiv Viral Load

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False positive HIV results

Hi, I just had my annual labs done and my HIV test came back as a false positive. The western blot was negative but the other two factors of the hiv panel were positive. The one that is supposed to be >1.0 was 1.45 so just barelt high. What does...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...screening test. (The Western Blot is a more specific test!) There was absolutely no indication for you to get a CD4 count or HIVviral load! Those tests are not warranted and the results will undoubtedly be normal.Dr. Bob Read more »

False positive HIV results

Hi,I just had my annual labs done and my HIV test came back as a false positive. The western blot... Read more »

False positive HIV results cont...

Hello again Dr. Bob,I posted a question on 6/26. Well now I have gotten my second test results back... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...directly . Why is indirect or direct measurement important? Because the same sample, tested with both tests, will give different viral load measurements. Here's another way to think of the differences between these two tests: One way to describe... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should take another viral load measurement. If that result is the same or higher, your drugs may not be working as well as they should. You... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Some individuals, perhaps wanting results without waiting for the window period, may be curious about a PCR or other types of viral load (RNA) testing (testing directly for the virus itself). Viral load testing is generally used to allow... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...already know they are infected with HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly the virus is multiplying (a viral load test, see Fact Sheet 125 ) or the strength of your immune system (a CD4 count, see Fact Sheet 124 ). ... Read more »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...took hivviral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hivviral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hivviral load <400. Read more »

Viral Load Testing.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...tingling in my legs, numbness in fingertips. While he didn't necessarily think those symptoms were HIV related, he did offer a viral load test. He didn't exactly come out and say that he didn't put alot of faith in the HIV antibody test but I... Read more »

Possible Positive HIV Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...was this test showing a conclusive response. I was told to return next week for further repeat testing and for the additional viral load blood test. My question is: For those of us who are in a relationship with someone who is HIV positive are... Read more »

False Positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has Anyone heard about getting a false possitive from the DNA PCR test? I am awaitinf results as we speak and I am just about to loose my mind here I am covinced I am going to test POS Read more »
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