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Reactive Hiv Test Means

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What is HBsAG 256.9 Reactive and Anti-HBe 0.003 Reactive means?

My husband was recently diagnosed with Hepa B positive, we had the above test to check how severe his case was. The doctor was not able to satisfy our query if his case is ok or not. We want to know, if at the scale of 1-10, what level is my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
All this tells me is that he has chronic infection. You need further testing to determine his level of virus in his blood and further follow up to determine if he is an "active" or "inactive" carrier. He may eventually need a... Read more »

Reactive Syphilis Test, Non-Reactive HIV Test

Hi Rick, On July 13th, 2012, I completed a routine sexual health blood test. I am a huge weakling... Read more »

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?... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
AIDS United

What the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test Means for HIV Treatment and Prevention: A Panel Discussion

On March 15, an FDA panel voted unanimously that the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test from OraSure Technologies, Inc., was safe and effective for determining a person's HIV status. The OraQuick test is poised to become the first over-the-counter, in-home... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Human Papillomavirus More Likely to Be Reactivated Among HIV-Positive Women, Study Says

The human papillomavirus -- which is the primary cause of cervical cancer -- is more likely to be reactivated among HIV-positive women with suppressed immune systems, according to a study published in the April 20 issue of the Journal of the... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists Reactivate Immune Cells Exhausted by Chronic HIV

What Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have demonstrated why certain immune cells chronically exposed to HIV shut down, and how they can be reactivated. ... Read more »
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HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return today to repeat... Read more »

unexplained reactive arthritis, would test be + ?

Posted by Shard
Just under 3 months ago, I had what I have been assured to be a negligible risk encounter- unprotected oral, protected vaginal with a hooker.

About 1 month after, I developed arthritis in one joint, which still persists and a skin rash on my scalp. ... 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 »

Just tested "reactive" and showing some symptoms

Posted by personpitch, 3 Replies
A couple of months ago I got a few bumps around my grown area, and thought perhaps it was herpes. I went to the doctor and he diagnosed it as Folliculitus, he prescribed some medication, and it is clearing up. Apparently it came about from shaving.... Read more »