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If I Test Positive For Hiv Antibodies Do I Have Hiv

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Serum HIV test Neg but HIV anti-body test positive

My Serum HIV test for Life insureance was negative, two weeks later i donated blood and was rejected because on my HIV anti-body test was positive. The Doc said my NAT showed negative for DNA results. Why am I getting different results?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The testing used for screening blood donations is set to be extremely sensitive so as not to miss any potentially HIV-positive donors. As such, it tends to be "over sensitive" in that it detects a number of false-positives. Follow-up... Read more »

POSITIVE HIV 1 ANTIBODY TEST BUT NO RNA FOUND IN PCR TEST

DEAR Dr.,MY TEST IS POSITIVE FOR HIV 1 ANTIBODY BUT NO RNA FOUND IN PCR TEST (USING REAL TIME PCR... Read more »

Blood donation 1992, tested positive to HIV2 antibodies

Told I can no longer donate blood, should I be getting any treatments? protection? Am I contageous... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Rapid Diagnostic Test to Detect Both HIV-1 Antigen and HIV-1/2 Antibodies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

First In-Home, Rapid HIV Antibody Test Approved for Use in U.S.

On July 3, 2011, FDA approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). The OraQuick In-Home HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

My name is Dr. Joanne Stekler. I'm an acting assistant professor at the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High... Read more »
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Testing positive with no antibodies producing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I pray all are well. Does anyone have data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive for hiv? Thank you happy holidays and... Read more »

i first tested positive to the antibodies...

Posted by Anonymous
I first tested positive to the antibodies of HIV in 1984. After
being totally devastated for 2 weeks, (those were the days when
everyone thought a positive test meant certain death within a
short time) I vowed that: 1. I would not die from this... Read more »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »