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What Does Equivocal Mean On An Hiv Test

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Positive viral load but equivocal antibody results

I have been for 3 tests. First hiv result was positive. Second test results showed positive viral load but equivocal for antibodies. Third test showed the same as the second with a slightly lower viral load count. I have to return in two weeks to...
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
You don't indicate what HIV antibody tests were done, and what was meant by equivocal, and what the viral load levels were. It is very unlikely that repeatedly positive HIV viral load results would be false positives.... Read more »

Equivocal/Indeterminate Diagnosis

Dear The Body,Im a 45 year old homosexual male. In the last two years Ive been going through some... Read more »

Hep C Test Equivocal

I recently had a routine check up and it was found that my Hep C AB test came to be... Read more »
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A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »

He tested neg...does this mean I am neg????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have written before about a possible exposure in the middle of December. I have been trying to work up the courage to get tested and I think I am ready. I contacted the guy I was with, my risk was unprotected anal receiver and no ejaculation,... 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 »