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

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Whats the chances of positive western blot test results actually be a false positive??? (WESTERN BLOT TEST)

i just recently got tested positive with western blot hiv! in all areas that the doctors test for i am reactive in every catagorie!! all 3 of my partners in the last year and a half are all negative but me!! is it possible to be a fauls positive?? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, it's possible your Western Blot (WB) test was a false-positive, particularly if this was your only HIV test! WB tests should only be run as a confirmatory test after someone has a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA, EIA or rapid test.... Read more »

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
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's recent HIV diagnosis. Regarding your risk, I suggest you read through the information in the archives of this forum in the chapters dedicated to magnetic couples, HIV-sexual prevention and... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »
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How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »

Continuing symptoms with negative test. How long ?

Posted by Bang2014, 1 Reply
Had many negative combo test till the end 5th month post exposure but I continue to feel sick with fatigue, rash and muscle pain which I am worried about is muscle wasting as cpk is slightly elevated and little bit of swollen lymph under the jaw. I... 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 »

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 »