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Serum HIV test Neg but HIV anti-body test positive

My Serum HIV test for Life insureance was negative, two weeks later i donated blood and was rejected because on my HIV anti-body test was positive. The Doc said my NAT showed negative for DNA results. Why am I getting different results?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The testing used for screening blood donations is set to be extremely sensitive so as not to miss any potentially HIV-positive donors. As such, it tends to be "over sensitive" in that it detects a number of false-positives. Follow-up more... Read more »

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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...your doctor identify specific health problems. Laboratory tests include: ALT (alanine aminotransferase), formerly called serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase or SGPT);used with the AST test to detect liver disease. AST (aspartate... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Types of HIV Tests

... HIV Antibody Testing Options The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that between 850,000 and 900,000 Americans are infected Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

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...use in the United States.(1) A common feature of all varieties of ELISA is the use of enzyme conjugates that bind to specific HIV antibody, and substrates/chromogens that produce color in a reaction catalyzed by the bound enzyme conjugate. The... Read more »

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about rapid testing

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...test human serum or plasma for antibodies to HIV. The Fast Check HIV-1/2 (whole blood test) is used to test human blood for HIV antibodies. The rapid test uses a finger prick drop of blood and the patient receives results in approximately 15-20... Read more »

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...HIV-1/2 Test Viramune About the Determine HIV-1 / 2 test Determine HIV-1/2 is an easy-to-use, rapid (15-minute) test for HIV antibodies developed by Abbott Laboratories. Using a small amount of whole blood, serum or plasma collected by a... Read more »