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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
...Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two Read more »

When Should I Test For HIV/AIDS

Hi, I had sex with a women on Oct 30 2010. I used a condom all the while. I am afraid I might get HIV/AIDS. When do you think I should do the test. I have heard 6 months is maximum period for the HIV test to come positive. If after 6 months I test...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...acute HIV infection, the HIV antibody test is usually negative or inconclusive but the HIV viral load (a marker of virus in the blood) is usually very high. You are right in stating that after six months of monitoring, and assuming no... Read more »

test for hiv hcv and other std

hi!i am from greece and i received oral sex from a person i don`t know.i want to know what are the window periods for hiv and hcv.i was tested for hiv on the 3rd month and it was negative.i just want to be 100% sure for all the std`s.thank you in...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is transmitted through blood to blood exposure so I wouldn't test for this exposure. I think your negative HIV test at 3 months is also reassuring since this was a low risk exposure. Read more »

pregnant wife tested hiv positive and I tested negative

I have been with my wife for 13 years in an on off relationship throughout.During this period I have had a couple of relationships.My wife has recently admitted to seeing other men. Last November we hit another bad patch in our relationship and my...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...be followed closely by her obstetrician and HIV doctor to make sure the antiretroviral treatment is effective.False positive HIV tests are extremely rare. Read more »
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What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

...positive, then HIV infection probably occurred a few months or longer before the tests. In June 2010 the FDA approved a new HIV test that detects both antibodies to HIV and HIV proteins. This new test should produce results faster than a test for... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get... Read more »
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Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
...month - this was about six months, I think from June to December. Then I started to get sick much less. But recently, I got my period, and it seems to have lasted more than a week. This has never happened before. Could this be an HIV symptom?... Read more »

blood banks

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 3 Replies
...give blood dont they imformed you if there promblems with your blood.. I was tested before I donate I was at end of the window period when health dept told me I'm good to go can even donate blood Read more »

MASSACHUSSETTS WINDOW PERIOD 6 WEEKS CONCLUSIVE!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Bureau 1 A Guide to HIV Counseling and Testing Take control of your health. Know your status. Get tested. What is the HIV test? The HIV test can be either a blood test or an oral test (which tests the cells from the lining of your... Read more »

Blood Donation Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...all of his encounters had been protected. well, coincidentally, he had an appointment at the hospital 5 days later to donate blood. Well, he donated blood on monday and they told him that they would contact him in a week if there were any... Read more »