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What Does It Means When Your Repeatedly Reactive On A Hiv Test

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repeatively reactive elisa and negative western blot

In June this year I went to a blood bank to donate blood and my results were a reactive elisa with a negaive Western Blot.I am 18 months away from a possible exposure. Does this mean that I am in fact infected....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, quite the opposite. A reactive ELISA and negative Western Blot is considered a negative HIV test. (The Western Blot is the more sensitive test.) A repeat test and, if necessary, a qualitative DNA PCR can be run to confirm your negative... Read more »

ELISA repeatedly reactive Western Blot non-reactive

I am a 61 year old woman. Recently during qualification for an allergy clinical trial, I tested... Read more »

6 months pregnant and Elisa HIV 1 Came back Repeatedly Reactive

I was recently test for HIV 1 and I'm 6 months pregnant and my test came back repeatedly... Read more »
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Repeat Viral Testing of IVF Couples Not Needed: Study

Running repeat tests for HIV and hepatitis B and C on couples before each cycle of in-vitro fertilization treatment is unnecessary, a new study suggests. The initial screening is enough if the couple reports no new risk factors, according to Drs.... Read more »
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Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

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Factors Associated With Repeat Syphilis Testing at a Large Urban LGBT Health Clinic: Chicago, IL 2002-2008

At six and 12 months after diagnosis with early syphilis, CDC recommends clinical and serologic re-evaluation to determine treatment efficacy. The researchers conducted the current retrospective cohort study of men who have sex with men enrolled... Read more »
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Some of the Most Important Lab Tests and What They Mean

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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 »

ARS in 7 days? Repeating symptoms?

Posted by packersman, 2 Replies
A little background: I'm a straight male who had an unprotected one-night-stand with a girl I met in a club seven weeks ago. I don't know her status or have any way of contacting her. Following the encounter, I had the following symptoms. The days... Read more »

repeat negative tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The last cdc test of lab performance on elisa test came out to the 99.8% sensitivity, and 99.9% specificity. There were 7 false-negatives out of 3704 tests.

Here are the stats:
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/mpep/pdf/hiv/0201hiva.pdf

My question is, if... 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 »