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What Does A Lack Of Serum Reactivity To An Hiv Test Mean

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What is Serum Control Mean on Western Blot

Hi Jacques,I very recently got tested for HIV western Blot. There are my results.GP160, GP120, P66, P55, P51, GP41, P31, P24, P17 are negative. Serum Control is positive and HIV 2 Specific Band is negative.I had unprotected sex five years ago. Now...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I'm sorry, but I am not qualified to answer medical questions. My area is benefits and workplace issues.... Read more »

Dealing with Sex...I mean lack thereof (DISCLOSURE)

Hi Dr. Bob,I have been dealing with my poz status since December. I could tell you my story but... Read more »


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Some of the Most Important Lab Tests and What They Mean

In many parts of the world, medical providers care for their patients who have HIV/AIDS without the benefit of laboratory tests -- sometimes even the most basic ones. Fortunately, in the United States (and various other countries), medical providers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Lack of Vigilance Means Rise in Diseases

In 1997, fear of HIV/AIDS and a strong public health emphasis on safe sex and using condoms helped push syphilis and gonorrhea in Canada to their lowest levels since reporting began in the 1920s. But today, both STDs have rebounded. The gonorrhea... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Institute of Medicine: Lack of Insurance Can Mean Early Death

Uninsured, HIV-positive adults are less likely to receive newer antiretroviral therapy drug combinations, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Even when such patients do receive newer drug therapies,... Read more »

HIV Physician Fumes Over Lack of Attention to HIV Within U.S.

Hi. My name is David Malebranche. I'm an assistant professor with Emory University's Department of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. I work predominantly at Grady Memorial Hospital doing clinical work with HIV, as well as research, particularly with black... Read more »
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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 VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return today to repeat... Read more »

Borderline reactive in preliminary, negative in detail test

Posted by linkon, 1 Reply
I was doing my annual physical, and the doctor suggested to have a HIV test done because I am planning to have baby. I don't engage in any high risk stuff.

Now the result came back. He told me the preliminary test showed a borderline reactive, but... Read more »

unexplained reactive arthritis, would test be + ?

Posted by Shard
Just under 3 months ago, I had what I have been assured to be a negligible risk encounter- unprotected oral, protected vaginal with a hooker.

About 1 month after, I developed arthritis in one joint, which still persists and a skin rash on my scalp. ... Read more »

Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other... Read more »