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What Is Hiv Positive Or Negative Mean

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PCR negative, HIV positive, what does it mean?

Last week, after been with fever for 2 weeks, I was diagnosticaded with a process of syphilis secondary, but also in the several test they did me, I finally was positive in CMV, and positive in eliza and Western Blot for VIH 1(p17,p24,gp41,p31(week,...
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 can certainly have a positive HIV test and have a negative PCR test and still be HIV infected. It would be useful to repeat the western blot to see if those results are still present. The HIV specialist should be able to sort that out.... Read more »

HIV result means positive or negative?please shannon help me i can not continue me life

please help me? what is the result below mean after 87 days of exposure. the result is:- TEST... Read more »

does this mean some people are positive who stay negative?

Dr. Dave,Sorry to bother you but I found this article listed and I thought it was significant... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Longitudinal Study of Sexual Risk Behavior Among the Adolescent Children of HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Drug-Abusing Fathers

The current longitudinal study examines precursors of sexual risk behavior among a cohort of adolescent children of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug-abusing or drug-dependent fathers. The study involved 296 fathers who were drug-abusing or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Negative Babies Born to HIV-Positive Mothers Have Weakened Ability to Fight Some Infections

"Babies who are exposed to HIV at birth but don't become infected with the virus have lower levels of antibodies to diseases such as whooping cough, tetanus and pneumococcus," according to a study published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting Pregnant: HIV-Positive Woman and HIV-Negative Man (Serodiscordant)

There are several different options for reducing the chances of passing on HIV while trying to get pregnant. If you are an HIV+ woman and an HIV-negative man seeking information on getting pregnant, the options below will help you understand what... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting Pregnant: HIV-Positive Man and HIV-Negative Woman (Serodiscordant)

There are several different options for reducing the chances of passing on HIV while trying to get pregnant. If you are an HIV+ man and an HIV-negative woman seeking information on getting pregnant, the options below will help you understand what... Read more »
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Does negative always mean negative??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ive read a lot on here where people say they are positive, but their "viral load" or whatever, is undetectable?? So does that mean if they were to walk into a clinic, take a rapid OraSure test, it would come back negative?!!?

Or if you take the... Read more »

Does this mean he is HIV positive please help

Posted by kyiala, 2 Replies
Ok I hope I can find an answer to my question

i was married in Oct of 07 to a man who I met and fell in love with very quickly, When we first met I had him go to the clinic to be tested for STD's he went and showed me paperwork that he was negative... Read more »

What do you mean I'm NEGATIVE ? !!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, my name is Steve and I've just tested negative at eleven weeks. I'd like to share my story because its very similar to some of the others that have appeared here. Sorry its a long story, but its consumed my whole life for the past (nearly)... Read more »

Negative means Negative!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was a frequenter to this board almost two years ago. For all the worried well, please read this.
In Oct '99, I had a low risk exposure with a man who I found out two weeks later was poz.
About a week after my exposure, I noticed a small... Read more »