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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
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 result at 5 months "true negative"

I had a negative elisa hiv test at 5 months post possible incident. can i be confident in my... Read more »

RE: Looking for final reassurance (tested negative for HIV) & (Also tested negative for HCV)

Hello Dr. Bob,I have been woo-hooing very well from around the time I read your response, but... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Taiwan University Hospital: Five Recipients of HIV-Positive Organs Test HIV-Negative

On Thursday, Taiwan University Hospital reported that five transplant patients who mistakenly received organs from a deceased HIV-positive donor continue to test HIV-negative. Medical staff started the organ recipients on HIV prophylaxis a day after... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

To study a requirement that all patients return to the health care setting to learn their HIV test results, the researchers described the number of HIV cases detected at Sydney Sexual Health Center among persons who disclosed no known risk factors... Read more »
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 co-founder of Vivid Entertainment told the Los Angeles Times on Friday. "We can confirm that all performers who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Chinese Man's Illegal Blood Sales Have Caused 28 New HIV Cases; Clinic Director Says He Originally Tested Negative

Local officials in Dehui, China, investigating the case of an an HIV-positive man who made illegal blood sales at the city's Central Blood Bank between January 2003 and June 2004 announced on Wednesday that the man -- identified as Song -- sold his... Read more »
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negative HIV1 and 2 tests after approx 5 months of exposure

Posted by ronny090, 2 Replies
i live in India and had protected ( i am not sure if the condom broke or something wrong happened, once i saw that comdom was tampered while i was taking it out) sex with commercial sex workers around 9 women over a period of 2 years..from 2009 to... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

HIV infected negative test

Posted by ruans, 7 Replies
I've only seen 2 cases here worthy of worry; red32 (had relation with HIV+ person, developed, candida, 15 days fever, etc...to this day has neuropathy same as his wife; and myself with a very similar simptomatology and serology (cd4/cd8).

I am... Read more »