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Reason For Indeterminate Hiv Results

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False positive HIV results cont...

Hello again Dr. Bob,I posted a question on 6/26. Well now I have gotten my second test results back and now I'm even more confused.Ok to recap, the first false positive was collected on 6/18, the HIV 1/o/2 Abs-Index value was 1.45 & the Qual says...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Western Blot (WB) is considered a negative HIV-screening test, assuming the test was taken outside the window period.There was no indication for getting CD4 cells or a quantitative HIV PCR RNA viral load test based on your first negative... Read more »

Inconclusive results on multiple blood tests.

Hello, I am mildly concerned about a couple of 'inconclusive' HIV tests that I just had. I have... Read more »

we will donate please help sir please

my wife and i just had a baby we passed a rapid at the clinic on sept 9th when going to deliver we... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...immunizations. They could also occur because of lab error, or because of the test's very high sensitivity , discussed below. For these reasons, positive ELISA results must always be confirmed with a Western Blot or IFA (below), and at reputable... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...numbers of HIV women are growing. This means that all women should beaware of the risk and be tested if there is any possible reason to think theymay have been exposed to HIV. If you test negative, you can take steps to staythat way. If you test... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women living in both resource-rich and resource-poor settings are vulnerable to HIV infection through sex for a variety of reasons, often arising from positions of dependence and an inability to insist upon the use of male condoms. Because... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...mosquito or other insect could transmit HIV from one person to another through HIV-infected blood left on its mouth parts. Several reasons help explain why this is so. First, infected people do not have constantly high levels of HIV in their... Read more »
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Indeterminate west blot

Posted by Cliff, 1 Reply
...since being released from the fertility dr. Our OBGYN tested my wife for stds and HIV. Her ELISA was positive and the wb was indeterminate so she ordered a pcr. Both my wife and I are not in a risk group. We've been married six years and... Read more »


Posted by help290, 1 Reply
...can I get a indeterminate western blot? What happened to the 3 to 6 month window?. Could this be some other subtype? The reason I have been going though all this testing is I have been very ill with crazy symptoms and every time I go to the... Read more »


Posted by willbestrong1, 2 Replies
hi everybody!! Last week i had my elisa test and it was positive. then they did western blot test but now they cant say anything..i mean the doctor told me he cant say whether i am negative or positive..they will have some more research on... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
when testing , do the tests go from negative to positive or is there a middle ground if you just so happen to test at that point ? if you were going to test positive ? Read more »