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Hiv And Lack Of Serum Reactivity

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Serum negative but girfriend's ( hiv antibody/antigen screen) postive

Hi ..my girfriend just been through a test to get a visa done, her test( hiv antibody/antigen screen)was positive, the reaction was low the doctor told her that she was infected about 2 months ago ..i did the test (serum) yesterday and that was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If your girlfriend has only had a reactive (positive) preliminary HIV-antibody/antigen screening test, she would not yet be considered HIV positive! She needs a confirmatory, more specific test, such as a Western Blot, which must also be... 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 »

Possible exposure to asymptomatic HIV + serum

Posted by tsy2, 1 Reply
I work in a lab and unfortunately dropped a vial of serum. The vial fell on the floor and it kind of splashed. The majority splashed onto my scrub pants and didn't soak thru, I panicked and was convinced it splashed my face but I'm certain it didn't... Read more »

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 me to return today to repeat... Read more »

reactivation of EBV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could reactivation of EBV delay seroconversion to hiv and hepc or can it be part of seroconverting to hiv +or hep c+ Read more »