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What Does An Intermediate Hiv Test Result Mean

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Intermediate test result at 9 weeks.

Posted by Jackson8811, 1 Reply
Okay so, ive experienced basically ALL of possible ARS symptoms over the past 2 months, still have swollen lymph nodes are some symptoms. At 9 weeks post exposure now, i went in to get a Rapid/point of care HIV test. usually one blue dot in the... Read more »

Elisa positive western blot intermediate

Posted by Rue01, 1 Reply
So i have proctitis (pretty common gastrointestion issuethat could be idiopathic, caused by std's, stress, bacteria ect..) durring a check up my dr decided to check for anything and everything that could be causing it. My blood test came back with a... Read more »

what does undetermined hiv result mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what does it mean? and why is it happening to me plz.. Read more »

Please explain what these results mean

Posted by Soloandlonely, 4 Replies

I hope someone will be able to help with explaining what the following information mean?

Does it mean one needs treatment or not?

RNA copies : 160080 cp/ml

Log units : 5.204
CD4 ( 444)

Please answer..
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Navy Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
POZNavy, if you read this, since you're a corpsman, maybe you can help out... I had to be retested because of a supposed "bad batch." Well, they took a retest and I transferred from my command. Problem is I have so many intermediate stops before I... Read more »
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Only nipple sucking but Intermediate results

Dr Bob ,I have some confusion about my results, I have Intermediate Elisa and WB, PCR RNA is <20 copies/ml after 15 months of my exposure just for nipple sucking ( I am not sure that about any discharge from her nipples ) of a girl in night club...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Rodek,You are absolutely correct: Nipple sucking is not considered a risk for HIV transmission (except for HIV-positive mothers breastfeeding their newborn HIV-negative babies). I, too, believe you are HIV-negative. That you had a negative... Read more »

Positive ELISA & Intermediate Westorn Blot

Hi Dr. Bob,I am mail and got positive ELISA , Intermediate Western Blot Test ( Reactive to poly antibodies) after 1 year of my low risk exposure (oral sex with a sex worker ). as per my doctor's advise I went for Branched DNA test , which came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Too controversial? No, my friend, your situation is not controversial at all. In fact, if you read the archives, you'll find a number of others have had results similar to yours.A positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot and negative... Read more »

What do HCV antibody test results mean with HIV negative @ 9 months

Had an antibody HCV test done at 7 months, it came back with a <0.1 0.0 - 0.8 s/c. After this I had one night upper abdominal pain, does this mean I have to go back and do another test such as the HCV RNA PCR. I'm at 11 months of exposure....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Don't worry any further. Testing is complete.Great results!... Read more »

Dr. Bob, sorry i missed a point, i mean to say that i got my HIV antibody test results yesterday after 7 months after exposure. Hope i did not confuse you.

Dr. Bob, I am so fond of your work, after reading your archives. I had an exposure 7 months back, for which i got HIV1/2 antibody tested and the results came back negative. Can i woo hoo now?The reason i am asking is that1) I have been drinking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Elevated liver function tests (enzymes) and having a fatty liver (or even a chubby gallbladder) will not affect HIV-antibody test results or delay HIV seroconversion.2. Probably not. Occasionally flu vaccines can cause false-positive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Than Ancillary: HIV Social Services, Intermediate Outcomes and Quality of Life

In the context of HIV care, social or "ancillary" services to stabilize life situations and remove barriers to care are "often seen as a means to the end of ensuring more consistent participation in medical care," the authors wrote. They examined... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IPS Explores What Efforts to Reduce U.S. Federal Deficit Could Mean for Global Health Funding

Inter Press Service explores some advocates' concerns over how the "new emphasis in Washington on reducing government spending" could affect U.S. funding for global health programs, including HIV/AIDS. Come January, "Republicans will take control... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Street News Service/IPS Examine Challenges of Fighting HIV/AIDS in a Senegalese Prison

Street News Service/Inter Press Service examines how Senegal is addressing HIV/AIDS among prisoners in a Dakar maximum-security facility. "Prisons are high-risk environments for the transmission of the disease, due to the prevalence of hard drugs,... Read more »

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