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Hiv Progression Lack Of Serum Reactivity

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lack of Routine HIV Testing "Undermines" Progress in Fight Against AIDS, Opinion Piece Says

Routine HIV testing is "virtually absent" in most countries, and the lack of testing "undermine[s] overall progress" in the fight against AIDS, Richard Holbrooke, former U.N. ambassador and president of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS ,... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Where Is the Progress for Women in the Recently Released 2 Year Progress Report on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy?

July 13, 2012 marked the two-year release of President Obama's National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012") started less than ten days later. The first such conference to take place on U.S. soil in over 22... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Another Integrase Inhibitor -- Elvitegravir (GS-9137) -- Progresses in Development

Integrase inhibitors continue to be the most exciting agents in the new armamentarium for the treatment of HIV infection. During the past few conferences we have viewed the results of several studies on two compounds that have progressively advanced... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

How to get treatment treatment with non reactive HIV antibody blood result?

I am writing in a state of desparation. My husband has progressively gotten sick over the past year. Late in 2010 in developed a long standing cough, respitatory illness. Which then progressed to general malaise during 2011, by May 2011 he began...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Recommend repeat HIV 1/2 test including possibly direct HIV test (plasma HIV level)-if both are negative repeatedly then extremely unlikely for HIV infection to be causing those symptoms. KH... Read more »

SERUM ANTIBODY

RECENTLY TESTED TEST RESULTS SAID SERUM HIV ANTIBODY STATUSNON-REACTIVE,WHAT DOES THIS MEAN,BEEN ALMOST 2 YEARS SINCE A POSSIBLE EXPOSURE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Assuming this was a reliable test, it means you are HIV-negative! Non-reactive is another way of saying that no antibodies were found, which is another way of saying you are HIV-negative. Since it's been two years since your possible... Read more »

Negative HIV test but reactive? Negative Western Blot

My OBGYN doctor called this afternoon and told me that my HIV test came back negative but reactive? I also think he said the lab did the Western Blot which also came back negative. Now they want to do the DNA test. Why do they need to do another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Negative but reactive?" Hmm . . . that's contradictory. My best guess is that your screening ELISA test was repeatedly reactive (positive), which triggered them to run a confirmatory test, the Western Blot, which turned out to 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 »

"Daily Vit. Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Here the mainstream proves itself wrong yet again, but ignores the obvious implications of its own research in the following article, "Daily Vitamin Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times, July 1, 2004.

If a vitamin can prevent illness, then what's... 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 »