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Late Stage HIV Testing False Negative

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...a few cases ever ), a person may take six months to produce antibodies. To be certain of your HIV status, take an HIV antibody test three months or longer after you were exposed to the virus. For even greater certainty, get tested again six months after the exposure occurred. The Asymptomatic Stage After the acute stage of HIV infection, people infected with HIV continue to look and feel completely well for long periods, usually for...
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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 »

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
...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 »

HIV...Scared (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even a few miscarriages. Her two initial HIV tests came out positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot. Her last test came out positive Western Blot. I...
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 »

Thank you from Malaysia (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS 2008)

I really thankful to your answers. Although I have not posted any questions but your forum had been my only support for the past 2 weeks since I got my wife's test report that show a Elisa reactive. I was so worried and wondered why the result would...
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 »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV laboratory screening methods, viral load assays, and HIV resistance tests. Many new technologies that will further enhance testing methods are in various stages of development. Patients presenting for testing within 36 hours of exposure to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four-in-One HIV Pill Enters Late-Stage Clinical Testing

... "Gilead Sciences Inc. said Monday it started late stage clinical testing of its four-in-one 'Quad' HIV tablet," the Associated Press reports. The pill includes the drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, Read more »
The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...the United States. However, around 200,000 people have no idea they are infected. The majority of Americans have never been tested for HIV. So if they are HIV positive, they are not only missing out on lifesaving treatment, they are also... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.S. Residents Test Positive For HIV at Late Stage, Few High School Students Being Tested, CDC Reports Find

...yesterday found that 22.3 percent of high school students who are sexually active and 12.9 percent of all students have been tested for HIV (Reinberg, HealthDay/KATC.com , 6/25). Back to other news for June 2009 Search the Newsroom... Read more »
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Antibody Test completed

Posted by BillyC, 2 Replies
...I recently tested Negative for an HIV Antibody test. My concern is the exposure that I had (even though it was not much of a risk) was over 7 years Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

This is way someone with AIDS can be Neg.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Why someones can have false negative test result after years!!!! Seroreversion: Some patients serorevert in late-stage disease. Seroreversion may also occur Read more »

You guys know everything!!!

Posted by Leon, 4 Replies
...Good job guessing why Daisy's Oraquik was negative at 3 months!!! (Human error). Can you then tell me what's happening to my lymph nodes? (I guess there are some kind of fortune Read more »