The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Percentage Of People Testing Positive At 4 Weeks For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...for HIV and that between 16 and 22 million people aged 18-64 years are tested for HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living with HIV in the U.S., it is estimated that about one-quarter (252,000 to 312,000 persons) are unaware of their HIV status. Because they do not know they are infected, these individuals are unable to benefit from clinical care related to their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may...
Ask the Experts

Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...husband, it is possible, if your husband has not been tested in the past 10 years and if he had unsafe sex with an HIV-positive person or shared IV drug paraphernalia in the interim, that he could have contracted the virus and been infected since... 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
...another 6-12 weeks to have a another blood test. Im trying not to worry and I have read other posts on this forum which other people have had similar stories to mine but they seem to have had another illness or disease before the HIV test such as... Read more »

HIV positive or not?! Scared Mom of 4 kids. Help me.

Dear Dr. Robert, About three weeks ago I had a standard set of blood tests ran and one of those was for HIV (I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant would of been 7 weeks during the blood draw). Well I fell down our stairs last week and went...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rapid test) is done. If positive, a confirmatory test, such as the Western Blot, must be done and come back positive before a person can be told he or she has tested HIV positive! A positive screening ELISA test and negative confirmatory Western... Read more »

Pregnancy and HIV Positive

I am pregnant with my third child and my HIV test results came back Positive (Western Blot) and HIV ANtibody test shows reactive. My test results do not show that ELISA screening was done. My last test was in 2006 with my second child and I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You've "tried to research false-positive test results for people in (your) situation and there is very little information"??? Really??? Did you take a look in the archives of this forum? We Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...count) goes down. This is a sign that the immune system is being weakened. The lower the CD4 cell count, the more likely the person will get sick. There are millions of different families of CD4 cells. Each family is designed to fight a specific... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...helpful in several areas: For medical researchers , the test proved that HIV is never "latent" but is always multiplying. Many people with no symptoms of AIDS and high CD4 cell counts also had high viral loads. If the virus was latent, the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood. When people already know they are infected with HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly the virus is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...Resistance Develop? HIV usually becomes resistant when it is not totally controlled by drugs someone is taking. However, more people are getting infected with HIV that is already resistant to one or more anti-HIV drugs. The more that HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

4th gen test p24 again

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...test since it is only good up until week 3 and after that the antigen p24 is gone and antibodies are present. i think some people have their fact wrong on this subject and invite everyone to research it themselves. Read more »


Posted by nomoreworry4me
...within three to four weeks (sometimes sooner). As long as the recommended amount of time has elapsed before taking the test (people taking the test for personal diagnosis should ask their testing clinic if they are unsure), the test will be able... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I tested negative at 7 weeks on an ELISA test. whats the percentage of people that will show up at this stage? Should I still be worried? help please. Read more »


Posted by AnomJS, 3 Replies
...Ok all. A friend of mine called the CDC yesterday. They said that 12 weeks the VAST MAJORITY will test poz. AFTER 3 MONTHS, is RARE. So, I called myself today and got the same answer. I asked why they Read more »