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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
...test, the Western Blot, which turned out to be negative. A reactive ELISA plus a negative Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV test." There are many potential causes for a falsely reactive ELISA test, including cross-reacting... Read more »

Negative HIV Test

Dr Doctor,I recently tested HIV- 3 1/2 months post possible exposure. I am having many health... Read more »

Could Hydrocortisone 2.5% Lotion Cause a False Negative HIV test

I put this lotion on my daughter twice a day for three days before I took an Oraquick HIV test. I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Tests Negative for Porn Actors Who Performed With "Patient Zero"

... HIV tests conducted on the co-workers of an adult-film actor diagnosed with the virus in October have discovered no new infections, the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Results by Phone: Can We Predict Who Will Test HIV-Negative?

...of HIV cases detected at Sydney Sexual Health Center among persons who disclosed no known risk factors before testing. All HIV tests between January 2004 and January 2007 -- together with the patient's gender, sex partners' gender, and test... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study

...the only factor associated with a greater number of tests, indicating that the appearance of symptoms triggered the need for HIV tests. Yet, because the majority of HIV-positive participants in this study were asymptomatic, many did not pursue... Read more »
The Body PRO

Negative HIV Antibody Test Results Among People Treated During Acute/Early Infection

...It is a scenario that keeps the worried well worried: the possibility of a false negative HIV antibody test. Since HIV screening began, it has been acknowledged that false negative results do occur with ELISA assays, Read more »
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i just need reassurance, PLEASE

Posted by worriedude1, 1 Reply
...assume that it would be irrational that just because you find a 20 dollar bill on the ground (very rare) that if you have a negative hiv test at 5 weeks that it will turn positive at 12? Read more »

Could I still be positive?

Posted by john00
...I posted a few days ago. I have tested out to 7 months with negative HIV testing. 6 month EIA, 7 month negative ICMA antibody as well as negative pcr DNA HIV-1. I continue to have strange symptoms. I just Read more »

neg. test=hiv neg.?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the most experts mean a 6-month-negative hiv-test is conclusive. but I have read some(rare) people take a longer time. you need such people? my question is: I have Read more »

For AIDS2HIV, ErricCo, SteveR (DUO TEST NEGATIVE)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...you? Anyway apparantly this test checks for both HIV antibodies as well as the 'P24 antigen' to get an earlier result. It was NEGATIVE thank God, and the doctor tells me that it is 99% accurate. This is who they are, in the big posh spot in... Read more »