If Your Status Is Undetectable, Will You Test HIV Negative?

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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers to whether someone has HIV infection or not. HIV isn't the first topic that comes up when most...
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Can HIV status turn negative after years of celibacy

Hi Doc, my friend told me about this website. Thanks for the good work please keep it up and may God bless you. I'm happy but perplexed. In 1992/3 my father had constant malaria. eventually my aunties (his sisters) took him for an AIDS test and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I do not believe in witchcraft either. I also do not believe your mother reverted from HIV positive to HIVnegative. Rather, the most likely explanation is that she was never HIV positive. Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission. In Read more »

Platelet Donor + False Positive Test

I am a platelet donor and I recently (Jan. 19) received a tetanus vaccine. I donated last week and received a letter in the mail today that my antibody test came back positive for HIV I/II, but the Western Blot and NAT test were both negative. In...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HiYour HIV screen (positive antibody test followed by negative Western Blot and undetectable NAT) is considered a negativeHIV screening test. As for if you should be concerned that you might Read more »


Hello Dr., I have been reading you comment lately.I have similar question regarding My HIV status. I have been tested 4 times with Lab corp. My test result come as positive elisa and negative western blot. I have had sex with prostitute twice but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...doctor: HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No further HIV tests are warranted. Yell WOO-HOO! You are definitively HIVnegative.Dr. Bob 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? I also think he said the lab did the Western Blot which also came back negative. Now they want to do the DNA test. Why do they need to do another...
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Doctor Could Disclose Man's HIV Status to Employer for Workers' Compensation Claim

...The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 4-3 that workers' compensation laws allow a doctor to disclose a patient's HIVstatus to an employer for workers' compensation claims, the AP/ Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The case involved... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand Herald Publishes Editorial, Opinion Piece About Court Ruling That HIV-Positive Man Did Not Legally Have to Disclose Status to Partner

...Judge Susan Thomas in a New Zealand court last week ruled that Justin Dalley, who is HIV-positive, did not have to disclose his status to a sexual partner because he had taken "reasonable precautions" to avoid transmitting the virus. New Zealand... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Court Rules New Zealand Man Did Not Have to Disclose HIV Status to Partner Because He Used a Condom

...condom during intercourse, the New Zealand Press Association reports. New Zealand law requires that people disclose their HIVstatus if it could endanger their sexual partners. Dalley, who had sex with a woman he met over the Internet in April... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...have found these to be safe and effective treatments for osteoporosis. Most authors argue that vitamin D deficiency should be ruled out in any HIV-positive patient with significant osteoporosis to determine the need for extra supplementation. ... Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% Read more »

negative or positive?

Posted by wasek
...eliminated. now come to the serial 1: in this case elisa test and western blot test will always remain positive. rna rt pcr may be negative or undetectable. for serial 2: rna rt pcr will always be negative or undetectable. western blot test... Read more »

negative or positive?

Posted by wasek, 1 Reply
...a confirmed (by elisa, western blot) hiv+ person after 3 years became negative repeatedly by hiv rna rt pcr. he had no drugs other than a specific combination of food items thrice a day for 3 months. his Read more »

cobal is right

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...cobal is correct. it can take up to 6 months so the reality is he has HIV and has 10 years to live. goodbye asshole live the rest of your life in fear. Read more »