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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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Rocky Mountain CARES
Gracias para su pregunta. Su engles es muy bien(y mejor de 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... Read more »
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test positive after a negative 6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
has anyone ever heard of this happening with a person with a normal immune system? Read more »

3 negative tests and then positive...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
3 NEGATIVE TESTS AND THEN POSITIVE_WHY

I USED DRUGS IV FOR 10 YEARS.IN 1991 ,I WAS TESTED AND THE RESULT
WAS NEGATIVE.AGAIN IN 1993 & 1994. I AM IN RECOVERY ,SO NO DRUGS
AT ALL SINCE 9/1/90--NONE. IN APRIL OF 1995 GOT THE GREAT NEWS,
MY... Read more »

22 months of negative tests but still positive

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 5 Replies
Ok guys now I am freaking out again I just got a call from the Immunology Dept of all children's Hospital and they think I might have PCP they want copies of all 9 elisa and both viral load tests I got along with a copy of the NAT I took. because of... Read more »

Tested positive, WB negative, complete mess now...

Posted by brainfried, 3 Replies
Hi everyone. I am falling apart mentally. Nearly 7 months ago I went to a sex club with some friends and basically only deep kissed a woman there, nothing more than that. I was so drunk, the next day I felt so far out of my safety zone that I... Read more »