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Positive Elisa, Negative Western Blot, Dr wants to do a HIV Viral Load

I tested positve for HIV with 2 pregnancies on the ELISA and both were negative Western Blot. I thought if the Western Blot was negative I was truly negative. But my Dr. did a HIV Viral Load today. If the Viral load is positive could it be a false...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You are correct! A positive screening HIV test followed by a negative Western Blot test is considered a negative HIV test! Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, Read more »

could a person who is HIV positive be negative by elisa test if his viral load is < 50 copies /ml

Hello I am from Peru, and I work in a clinical laboratory I have a question about a pacient, if he... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for... Read more »
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Viral Load Testing

...directly . Why is indirect or direct measurement important? Because the same sample, tested with both tests, will give different viral load measurements. Here's another way to think of the differences between these two tests: One way to describe... Read more »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hiv viral load <400. Read more »

Viral Load Testing.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...I went to see a doctor today who does internal medicine and is also a HIV specialist. I told him about all of the HIV tests I've had done over the past few weeks i.e several tests where I tested negative and the last one at just over 11 weeks... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...patient and his doctor, however, those symptoms were caused by a very recent infection of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. An HIV testing technology that has been around for more than a decade can diagnose recent infections like this man's.... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...despite the fact that, according to manufacturers literature, the viral load test is not intended to be used as a screening test for HIV or as a diagnostic to confirm the presence of HIV infection. In a September 29th news article regarding the... Read more »