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Hiv False Negative And Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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AIDS and Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

I have a patient 53 y/o female, with a stable 6 years relationship with a boy friend who she did now was hiv + all along and they had unprotected sex. Two years ago he became sick with AIDS and since then is stable on triple therapy. She has been...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I think in this case, her chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and her boyfriend's HIV status are just a coincidence. I am not aware of any association between HIV and CLL. (There is however a weak association between HIV and myeloma, which is... Read more »

CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) related complications: Is it time to treat?

I'm writting on behalf of a close relative who suffers from chronic lymphcytic leukemia (CLL)... Read more »

chronic leukemia and HIV

Dear Dr Dezube, i will be undergoing peripheral stem cell transplantation for CML in next week. my... Read more »
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face it, there are false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Face it...there are false negatives

I know of a number of people who have had repeated hiv Elisa
tests come back negative over a period of years only to
subsequently come down with an opportunistic infection like PCP
and then test positive. It... Read more »

Confused false positive or false negative?

Posted by Xian, 1 Reply
Hi All,

Please help with my story and results.

I had unprotected vaginal sex April 9th,2014. I was male.

Tested on May 2,2014(24 days - 3.4 weeks) - blood was drawn and sent to local lab.
Hiv1/2 antibody( should be 3rd gen elisa)w reflex.
The antibody... Read more »

Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
I need some help. I am in Seoul and have had PCR and Antigen test at 7 weeks - both negative. However, my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face and test. I am eating a high... Read more »

help please!will I be false negative for HIV RNA test if I'm on acyclovir

Posted by Kali999117, 1 Reply
Exactly a week after unprotected sex, I noticed symptoms of HSV and my physician confirmed it. I am taking acyclovir for that since past five days and its been 2weeks that I got infected. Now I'm thinking to get tested for HIV using HIV RNA test(... Read more »