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How Long Can You Test Negative For Hiv While Actually Being Positive

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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Do you think these reactions are HIV 1 or 2 and if not, should I be concerned about these reactions? All other STDs have been ruled out and the only person I could have gotten HIV from has tested negative on the orasure advance rapid 5 months out... 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?... Read more »

Positive ELISA negative Western blot

I just wanted to thank you for this forum. I am 7 weeks pregnant, and received a call last Friday... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...continue to test positive. If they are not infected, the mother's antibodies will eventually disappear. The babies will test negative after about 12 to 18 months. What About the Mother's Health? Recent studies show that HIV-positive women... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...are on treatment can expect to live well into their 60s and beyond -- and the estimates keep getting closer to those of HIV-negative people as HIV meds become more and more effective. What Should a Person Do After They Test Positive? If you've... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...participants who were HIV-seropositive were 1,100 times more likely to develop an AIDS-associated illness than those who were HIV-seronegative. These overwhelming odds provide a clarity of association that is unusual in medical research ( MACS... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...to learn more about HIV testing? Read through these excellent overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and... Read more »
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I know I have HIV, no results back

Posted by Redeye77, 2 Replies
...was taken and still no results. I called 2 days ago and they weren't in yet so my assumption is I have HIV and it's taking so long because they have to confirm my first positive test. Read more »

Positive and Negative?

Posted by rogerm, 4 Replies
Hey I am new to this site as of today. I am a 40 year old gay male that has been positive for 12 years. I do not get into how I first came in contact with it because it takes two. And I am one of those two. I am very open about my status,... Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
...wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS? wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO? QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY... Read more »

positive/negative relationships

Posted by ragazo, 8 Replies
...Hi everyone I am newly diagnosed and my partner of three mo. is negative. We were so happy and on a great long term track, he said he had been through this before and he could handle it but recently Read more »