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Pregnant And Cross Reactive Hiv Antibodies

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both western blot and initial antibody test detected/ reactive!

hi dr frascino, im not going to get a woohoo am i. im nearing my eleventh week of pregnancy and the results i have recieved on my hiv test are as follows:the first test (Assumingly a elisa however it does not say) notify that hiv 1/2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

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Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other... Read more »

suspicious antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just got hiv test results back that were negative. However, they indicated that there were suspicious antibodies present. My doctor said i should consider myself infected since it probably means the very beginning of an infection. Does anyone... Read more »

Red Cross

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey guys, i recently gave blood. Havent had any real recent risks for HIV or anything. Its been 4 weeks since i gave blood. If it came back that i had something would they have notified me by now? or is it not one of their priorities? thanks

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