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Reactive Hiv Tests

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Reactive HIV test, but indeterminate Western Blot

Dr. Bob--I recently had an HIV test. The result was High, 10.47. Repeatedly Reactive. So, they did a Western Blot. This came back Indeterminate.gp160 Ab absentgp120 Ab absentp65 Ab absentp55 Ab absentp51 Ab absentgp41 Ab absentgp40 Ab ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...possible your indeterminate HIV result (repeatedly reactive ELISA plus indeterminate Western Blot is considered an indeterminate HIV test result) is due to nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies, which can cause "false positive" or "indeterminate"... 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 »

WORRIED PLEASE HELP.

HI DOCTOR BOB, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. MY QUESTION IS THE FOLLOWING WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU... 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

...antibodies in oral fluid and a change in the name of the device to OraQuick┬« Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test. A reactive rapid HIV test result is considered preliminary and must be confirmed by supplemental testing. 1 Some false positive... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...finger-stick whole-blood testing is the only rapid HIV test being used. These "findings underscore the importance of confirming all reactive HIV tests, both from oral fluid and whole-blood specimens," according to MMWR . The findings also... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Counseling With Rapid Tests

...tests might be used to confirm reactive rapid HIV test results immediately. References Branson, BM. Point-of-care Rapid Tests for HIV Antibodies . Journal of Laboratory Medicine 2003;27:288-95. Centers for Disease Control and... 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 Read more »

Question regarding test results?

Posted by mimi26, 1 Reply
...Hi I am a female and have recently been tested and my results were "Non Reactive." I have not been exposed in any way to the virus in in over 6 months. However, beyond 6 months I have had a couple exposures Read more »

need some one who can read my test result

Posted by geodeeb, 2 Replies
...i did HIV test after 23 weeks since the last time i thought i had exposed to the virus the result came back with lab corp tests panel Read more »

can someone explain this?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can someone tell me what the VDRL test does? I thought that was for Syph and not hiv? Can anyone explain? And what does a reactive/non-reactive VDRL result mean? Read more »