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Indeterminate Hiv Results

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Indeterminate HIV result in pregnancy

Hello... I am currently pregnant (with my third pregnancy) and I am high risk. My primary dr had me do the western blot blood test and the result was indeterminate, so she had me repeat the test again and the result again was indeterminate, this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests should only be ordered as confirmatory tests, not as stand-alone diagnostic tests.Indeterminate (and even false-positive) HIV antibody test results are not uncommon in women who are pregnant (or have been pregnant). Check out the chapter in... Read more »

indeterminate HIV results

A year ago, I was pregnant with my son, and had an HIV test done. It was negative. Last month, I... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Develop Questions to Determine Risk of HIV/AIDS Drug Resistance

...risk of treatment failure and drug resistance, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society , the New York Times reports. According to the Times , most HIV-positive people in Africa rarely have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increased Research, Determination Needed in HIV/AIDS Vaccine Efforts, HIV Vaccine Enterprise Head Says

...has been replaced by a renewed determination among the scientific community, Alan Bernstein, executive director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise , said ahead of the 25th anniversary of the scientific paper announcing the discovery of HIV,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may unknowingly be transmitting HIV to other people. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation strongly encourages people who are at risk for HIV to be tested regularly. Whether or not to take the HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clients of Commercial Sex Workers Will Determine Course of HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Asia, East-West Center Says

...The male clients of commercial sex workers will determine the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Asia, Tim Brown, a researcher at the East-West Center , said this week at the XV International AIDS Conference Read more »
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Indeterminate west blot

Posted by Cliff, 1 Reply
...My wife and I just started an IVF cycle in feb of this year. We were both tested for stds and hiv and both tested negative. The first live ivf cycle failed and in April we transferred two of our frozen. The embryos are ours Read more »

flu shot

Posted by shadesofgrey, 1 Reply
...I just read on dr. bob column that a flu shot can cause indeterminate results on hiv test, does anyone have anymore info on that. thanks Read more »

undetermined hiv results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I got tested..results undetermined...why does this happen to me..it happened when I was 18 too..now10 yrs later again.. Read more »

what does undetermined hiv result mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what does it mean? and why is it happening to me plz.. Read more »