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What Causes Reactive Anti Hiv-2

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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? I also think he said the lab did the Western Blot which also came back negative. Now they want to do the DNA test. Why do they need to do another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative HIV test. Your recent nonspecific reactivity (indeterminate) Western Blot following a reactive (positive) HIV 1 and HIV 2 antibody screening test most likely is due to nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies possibly induced by your... Read more »

Can HIV particles rest in nose hair & become reactivated if nose bleeds?

Hello Doctor Bob, I know my question might sound a bit looney tunes maximus. But I wouldn't be... Read more »

Isolation of a cellular factor that can reactivate latent HIV-1 without T cell activation.

What do you think of the research of Siliciano and Pomerantz ? HIV-1 latency in resting CD4+ T... 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

...of HIV-2 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Human Papillomavirus More Likely to Be Reactivated Among HIV-Positive Women, Study Says

The human papillomavirus -- which is the primary cause of cervical cancer -- is more likely to be reactivated among HIV-positive women with suppressed immune systems, according to a study published in the April 20 issue of the Journal of the... Read more »
The Body PRO

A Synergistic Effect of HIV and CMV Infection/Reactivation

A Synergistic Effect of HIV and CMV Infection/Reactivation on Response to HAART and Plasma CD8+/CD38+ But Not CD4+ Cell Populations in Patients With Primary HIV Infection (WePeC6235) Authored by L. Goh, A. Capt, M. Bernard, F. Lampe, G. Janossy,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approval of NAT for Detection of HIV-2, HIV-1 Groups O and M, and Hepatitis B and C

...to the chemical compounds that make up the genetic material in the virus. The new FDA-approved test detects nucleic acid from HIV-2 and from HIV-1 Group O. HIV-2 infections and HIV-1 Group O infections are predominantly found on the African... Read more »
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HIV-2?

Posted by happyheart, 1 Reply
...Hello, when is someone at risk for getting HIV-2? If your sex partner is from Egypt, are u in danger, since Egypt IS in Africa? Read more »

HIV-1 and HIV-2 ?

Posted by codymartinnc, 1 Reply
...someone can provide details on specifics of the result. Below is the result: Tests performed by Lab Corp HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive Does that mean that tests antibody tests were done for both HIV-1 and HIV-2 ? Can I take it for granted... Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...fransisco so I went to a HIV clinic in the Castro District, (primaraly homosexual high risk area), and I asked to be tested for HIV 2. The clinic that I went to is affiliated with UCSF a huge meca for HIV research. The councler told me that he... Read more »

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 »