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Reasons For An Inconclusive Hiv Result

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3 inconclusive HIV results

Dr Frascino - I found your blog to be extremely helpful! But I haven't come across any folks with exactly the same situation as myself... I have had 3 positive Elisa results, coupled with 3 negative Western Blots in the past yr. I have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A positive ELISA plus a negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered a "negative HIV test!" Therefore, in essence all your HIV tests have been "negative." There are many reasons for a reactive (positive) ELISA (EIA... Read more »

Inconclusive results on multiple blood tests.

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

inconclusive results

I am pregnant and during my exam the doctor informed me that the results of my hiv test were... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Investigation Into Claims That Polio Vaccine Contaminated With HIV Inconclusive, Nigerian Panel Says

A Nigerian panel on Tuesday said that its investigation into claims that a polio vaccine had been contaminated with HIV is inconclusive, Reuters reports ( Reuters , 2/24). In October 2003, the World Health Organization launched a project to... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

A Reaction to "Mr. X"

Mr. X's reasoning in "Interview with a Barebacker " is ethically barren. If preventing HIV transmission is everyone's responsibility, then it is no one's responsibility. Those of us living with HIV disease have the primary ethical responsibility... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Assumption of "Down-Low" Lifestyle Can Distort HIV/AIDS Research; Researchers Should Look at Other Reasons for Disparity, Commentary Says

A commentary published in the March issue of Annals of Epidemiology questions whether black men pursuing a "down-low" lifestyle -- when black men secretly have sex with both male and female partners -- are causing an increase in HIV cases among... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Monogamy on the Rise for Straight, Gay Couples: Is HIV/AIDS a Reason?

In a new study of more than 6,800 people in heterosexual and same-sex relationships, "all couple types reported substantially greater rates of monogamy in the year 2000 than in 1975," the authors wrote. "Our findings reveal a marked movement toward... Read more »
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INCONCLUSIVE TEST RESULTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
QUESTION?? I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX ON JAN 1,2005 ABOUT 8 DAYS LATER I DEVELOPED A RASH OVER MY BODY. I WENT TO TEST AT THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUT I JUST COULDN'T WAIT 2WEEKS FOR RESULTS SO I WENT TO MY DOCTOR AND TESTED. WELL THE HEALTH... Read more »

Inconclusive

Posted by confusedgirl76, 1 Reply
I was recently tested for HIV. I get tested every few years bc of some stupid behavior years ago. It's always been negative. Now the test has come back inconclusive. I'm a basketcase!!!! I was told there is ONE antibody that caused it to be... Read more »

Inconclusive Elisa, WB Positive. Subsequent tests negative

Posted by blueangel1980, 3 Replies
If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it. I went in for a routine STI test. HIV came back inconclusive for elisa and positive for western blot. Should a repeat Elisa have been done? Because I've taken several rapid tests, including a... Read more »

Inconclusive SUDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested at local Health Dept. They used a SUDS test. Was told that I was not positive but showed a very low reactivity. It's about 7 weeks since a protected vaginal sex and oral (performed on me) with a sex worker. I am waiting on... Read more »