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Hiv Antibody And Indeterminate

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Indeterminate HIV test results

The results of my HIV test in January 2007 came back indeterminate. I then took at DNA PCR test and the results came back negative. I was recently tested again for HIV one week ago and the results came back indeterminate again. My doctor is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I think the person who is confused is your doctor, not you! There are many potential causes of an indeterminate HIV-screening test. You can read about these in the archives of this forum, as I've discussed them at length many times before. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...again using a different test? Are the rapid versions of the EIA or ELISA tests completely accurate? When they say the HIV antibody test is looking for the antibodies, does this mean the body makes antibodies only for HIV? AIDS... Read more »
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CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(sudden start) HIV infection can be >diagnosed by detecting HIV RNA in plasma from persons with a negative or >indeterminate HIV antibody test.>>According to the Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, >Adolescents, and... Read more »

cdc dont they have to be honest

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...(sudden start) HIV infection can be >diagnosed by detecting HIV RNA in plasma from persons with a negative or >indeterminate HIV antibody test.>>According to the Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, >Adolescents, and... Read more »

Indeterminate

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
when testing , do the tests go from negative to positive or is there a middle ground if you just so happen to test at that point ? if you were going to test positive ? Read more »

Window/p24 answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
For all of you who ae sold on the 3 month window -- read "Use of p24 Antigen Screening for HIV May Be Desirable in Primary Care" AEGIS page. That "12.4" percent is coming from "some date". Whether it's the 6 week or 12 week "window" it show the... Read more »