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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... Read more »

POSITIVE HIV 1 ANTIBODY TEST BUT NO RNA FOUND IN PCR TEST

DEAR Dr.,MY TEST IS POSITIVE FOR HIV 1 ANTIBODY BUT NO RNA FOUND IN PCR TEST (USING REAL TIME PCR COBAS AMPLIPREP & TAQMAN). DOES IT MEAN THAT I AM HIV NEGATIVE? AND CAN I MARRY A LADY WHO IS HIV NEGATIVE. ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,From what I understand from your question is that you have tested HIV positive and your viral load is undetectable. Being undetectable is a good place to be. If you are in care and on treatment this is where we want folks to get having an... Read more »

PCR test better than antibody test for diagnosis?

I have read of a few cases where AIDS patients have tested HIV negative but positive to the polymerase chain reaction test. It is true that the famous HIV antibody test does not even test for the virus but the immune response to the virus where as...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your initial statement is correct. In literally only a handful of cases out of millions have antibodies not been detected. As molecular diagnostics gets better and the comparative studies are done, they will probably substitute for antibody testing.... Read more »

Does positive toxo test mean diagnosis of AIDS?

I know that toxoplasmosis is listed as one of the 'AIDS defining illnesses'. I am healthy and have no symptoms, but my Dr. suggested that I get tested for toxoplasmosis as a routine test. She said that the blood test can determine if...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The positive toxo antibody test indicates past exposure and not necessarily active infection. If your CD4 count is > 200 then regardless of whether your toxo antibody test is positive you don't have AIDS.... Read more »
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Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »

Testing positive with no antibodies producing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I pray all are well. Does anyone have data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive for hiv? Thank you happy holidays and... Read more »

i first tested positive to the antibodies...

Posted by Anonymous
I first tested positive to the antibodies of HIV in 1984. After
being totally devastated for 2 weeks, (those were the days when
everyone thought a positive test meant certain death within a
short time) I vowed that: 1. I would not die from this... Read more »

Antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I asked my girlfriend to take a rapid antibody test in a clinic to see if she had HIV, as I found out she was injecting drugs. The result was negative but I am worried she cheated the test with Anti-viral drugs, is it possible?
I had all the symptoms... Read more »