Indeterminate HIV Test Results

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Indeterminate HIV test results

The results of my HIV test in January 2007 came back indeterminate. I then took at DNA PCR test and the results came back negative. I was recently tested again for HIV one week ago and the results came back indeterminate again. My doctor is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation undetectable following an indeterminate HIV-antibody test outside the window period, you are HIV negative and no further HIV testing is warranted. It is not uncommon for someone to test repeatedly "indeterminate," due to cross-reacting... Read more »


I tested positive in 2005 for anti hiv 1 and 2. The supplemental HIV 1 and 2 were negative as were... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Awareness of HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- 21 Cities, United States, 2008

...both the survey and the HIV test (n = 1,558), did not report sex with a man during the preceding 12 months (n = 1,744), had an indeterminate HIV test result (n = 85), or reported being HIV-positive but had a negative NHBS HIV test result (n =... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If anyone one has any information on this please respond. I took an HIV test 2 weeks ago tested positive on the ELISA the confirmatory test was done with a WESTERN BLOT which came back indeterminate with Read more »