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What Is Repeatedly Reactive In Hiv Test

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Negative HIV test but reactive? Negative Western Blot

My OBGYN doctor called this afternoon and told me that my HIV test came back negative but reactive? I also think he said the lab did the Western Blot which also came back negative. Now they want to do the DNA test. Why do they need to do another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Western Blot, which turned out to be negative. A reactive ELISA plus a negative Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV test." There are many potential causes for a falsely reactive ELISA test, including cross-reacting non-specific... Read more »

Reactive HIV test, but indeterminate Western Blot

Dr. Bob--I recently had an HIV test. The result was High, 10.47. Repeatedly Reactive. So, they did... Read more »

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HI DOCTOR BOB, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. MY QUESTION IS THE FOLLOWING WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU... Read more »
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Posted by ovidiu9, 2 Replies
...RNA quantitative and result was undetectable. I repeat at 12 months elisa for hcv and was 1.5 reactive. At 13 month i repeat test for HIV1,2 chemoluminiscence and the result was negative. I repeat hcv RNA( lower limit 45UI/ml) and the answer was... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

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...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

Question regarding test results?

Posted by mimi26, 1 Reply
...Hi I am a female and have recently been tested and my results were "Non Reactive." I have not been exposed in any way to the virus in in over 6 months. However, beyond 6 months I have had a couple exposures Read more »

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 Read more »