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Hiv 1 And 2 Test Was Nonreactive At 6 Months

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Nonreactive the same as Negative?

Hello Dr. Frascino,I just got my hiv test (HIV1/HIV2 Ab EIA) results back. They were nonreactive. I read somewhere on your site that nonreactive does not necessarily mean negative. When is that the case? I've waited three months since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You read what? I suggest you go back and reread that passage a bit more carefully, and if you remain concerned, copy the passage and send it back to me, and I'll try to clear up any confusion. But rest assured that non-reactive and... Read more »

Non-Reactive after 3 mos

Dear RMK:Is Non-reactive Elisa Antibodyafter 3 months a good sign?... Read more »

Reactive Syphilis Test, Non-Reactive HIV Test

Hi Rick, On July 13th, 2012, I completed a routine sexual health blood test. I am a huge weakling... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Chicago Department of Public Health Releases HIV Data on MSM

At its monthly board meeting May 19, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) for the first time released data on HIV infection rates among city men who have sex with men (MSM), describing the results as "sobering." Between August and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

District of Columbia: Jail Testing Finds 20 New HIV Cases in First Month

An HIV testing program begun last month in the D.C. jail has found that 4.4 percent of the 1,264 people screened so far are HIV-positive, correctional officials said Monday. Of the 20 new cases diagnosed, one-third were unaware they were infected.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers to Test Monthly Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

Two large clinical HIV-prevention trials in Africa will test the safety and effectiveness of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug dapivirine. Both studies are being conducted in partnership with the US National Institutes of... Read more »
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Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other... Read more »

Nonreactive vs. Negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi!

I just had an hiv test and it came back nonreactive. Is that the same thing as negative - or does it mean there's a possibility that the infection is present? My last potential exposure was 12 weeks before the test, and I was low risk anyway.

An... Read more »

"New" test or "Old" test/ (3 months or 6 months)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found the following online-

QUESTION- It is just overwhelming when you have to wait 6 months [for conclusive HIV results]. Different Internet sites say different things about the window period. thebody.com states 3 months is a conclusive point,... Read more »

3 months vs. 6 months testing...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had sex with KNOWN HIV+, is this mean that your window period is now automatically 6 months? Why less if you don't know the status? Doesn't this sound confusing? Read more »