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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
...Western Blot in my wife. We spoke to a infectious disease doctor and they were surprised by the latest results and ordered more testing. I am pretty confident that there is some type of error in the last test, but am going out of my mind. Can you... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for... Read more »

HIV Test validity (Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit )

Doctor, either a valid test needs to be made available to the public otherwise people will use... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill That Would Require Federal Prisons to Provide Inmates With HIV Testing, Treatment, Counseling

...end of their incarcerations, CQ HealthBeat reports. The bill also would require federal prisons to provide inmates with HIV/AIDS counseling, and inmates who test positive would receive access to comprehensive treatment. Although some state... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: U.S. Civil Rights Leader Encourages Inmates to Get Tested for HIV

...voluntary, said Derek Schnapp, a corrections department spokesperson. Several states are considering measures that would mandate inmate HIV testing. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is expected to introduce a bill in the U.S. House that would... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: Lawmaker Wants All Inmates to Be Tested for HIV

...black women, said the its sponsor, Rep. Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville). About 1 percent of the state's 19,563 prisoners have HIV/AIDS, according to the state health and correction departments. "That number is just part of a complicated set of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill That Would Require Federal Prisons to Provide HIV Tests for Inmates, Allow Inmates to Opt Out

...and end of their incarcerations, The Hill reports. The bill includes a provision that would allow inmates to opt out of testing. Waters included the opt-out provision to address concerns from some HIV/AIDS advocates who say they oppose... Read more »
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At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...Hi everyone. Does anyone know anything about doing your own HIV test yourself at home? Is there such a thing? How do I get one? I think the only way I will ever be able to test is through this Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Read more »