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How Can A Person Be Hiv Positive But Test Negative

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could a person who is HIV positive be negative by elisa test if his viral load is < 50 copies /ml

Hello I am from Peru, and I work in a clinical laboratory I have a question about a pacient, if he has been HIV elisa and western blot tests positives years ago and for the two last years his viral load is minus than 50 and his cd4 cells over than...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...mi espanol).There are a very small number of patients who are repeatedly Western blot positive, but have undetectable plasma HIV RNA viral loads. In such cases the Western blot should stay positive.In my clinic we have seen such patients-- most... Read more »

HIV between two hiv-negative people?(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

is there a way hiv can develop through a hiv-negative person's vaginal fluid on a hiv-negative's... Read more »
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Negative HIV Antibody Test Results Among People Treated During Acute/Early Infection

...full-fledged antibody response. With the advent of plasma HIV-RNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, the ability to diagnose individuals during this window period became possible, often within days to weeks of HIV acquisition. This ability... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand: Government Push to Ease HIV Confidentiality Rules for Young People

...In addition, the Public Health Ministry has launched a campaign, "Light for Rights," to increase awareness of the rights of persons with HIV. Back to other news for November 2010 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers Cannot Refuse to Provide Treatment to HIV-Positive People, India's Supreme Court Rules

...the country's Centre Party that health care workers in all government and private hospitals cannot refuse medical treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS, The Hindu reports. The Supreme Court panel -- consisting of Chief Justice K.G.... Read more »
International AIDS Society

IAS Statement on United States Department of Homeland Security Proposed Ruling to "Streamline" Temporary Visa Provision for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...President George W. Bush announced on World AIDS Day that the White House would issue an executive order allowing HIV-positive people to enter the U.S. on short-term visas without seeking a special waiver. That executive order never materialized.... Read more »
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When Can I stop testing?

Posted by john00, 2 Replies
...visited a call girl that perofrmed unprotected oral on me multiple times. I have tested since last massage at 7 months EIA negative and by PCR DNA negative. I have also had multiple other antibody tests(rapid/EIA/ICMA) within that time frame of... Read more »

Negtive results conclusive or not?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi, just wondering if a person can be hiv positive but keep testing negative after the 6 month period with no further exposures? What test to do next? Thank you and GOD Bless you all. Read more »

Negative at six months but positive later.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Does anyone know of any cases where someone tested negative at six months and positive later. Is this possible? I recently tested negative at six months but I'm still worried that I'm Read more »

Negative at six months and poz later?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know of any cases where a person tested negative at six months and then HIV positive later following a potential exposure to HIV? Read more »