... Get a second opinion from a doctor who isn't a quack or a shyster. If you were infected your antibody tests would have been positive. The Western Blot is a confirmation test and is not used alone to diagnose HIV infection. There was no reason to run a WB with a negative antibody test. ... (39 replies)
... sure that I don't have it, so I've got my results today, It turned out that I am positive... I am really shocked right now. All these negative tests. He told me that this isn't strange in any way and that I am not the only one who was detected with a Western Blot only. ... (39 replies)
... ould need a friend to talk to, please feel free to message me. I had a similar kind soul that assisted me by talking to me on this forum, and he similarly tested negative as well. ... (5 replies)
... you had the flu or simple virus. The HIV tests are very sensitive and can give false positives so they often follow a positive test with a more detailed test the western blot test, which has confirmed your status as negative, which of course is good news for you. ... (3 replies)
... weeks post exposure. She was great and very encouraging about my Negative HIV status but she seemed a bit worried about the rash and my sudden unexplained lower back pain at 10 weeks . ... (19 replies)
... Thank you for your reply. I am still quite shaken up by my positive elisa results. With some anxiety relieved from a negative western blot. I hope the western blot is not going to change. Can it do that? ... (4 replies)
... I tested positive and then negative on elisa last week. My doctor had me retest a week later and the result was negative western blot. At that time my doctor also drew the RNA PCR viral load. The results may not be known until next week. ... (4 replies)
... I had some labs done the results came back with a positive ELISA test, but a negative Western Blot. ... (1 replies)
... I took western blot test on my 58th day again it came as negative.. ... (5 replies)
... Thank you for your reply. I hope the western blot cannot become positive. And the PCR RNA viral load tests can take a few weeks. I have not had any exposure in 8 months. Thank you. ... (4 replies)
... WB alone can be often indeterminate in HIV negative patients that's why both tests need to be positive in order to have a positive HIV diagnosis. ... (4 replies)
... Western blot is the gold standard. A negative WB after 8 months means that you don't have HIV. The RNA PCR will be negative. ... (4 replies)
... Hi, how are you doing, and how did your 2nd antibody test come out?
How long has it been since you might have been exposed?
I think if your Western Blot is negative and it's been long enough (at least 3 months), you are *probably* negative.
What does your doctor think? (1 replies)
... I will have to take the test again in 6 weeks. My doctor told me not to worry because my PCR was negative and it is the most sensitive test and detect early infection than other tests... I just don't know what to do anymore... ... (9 replies)
... but my Western Blot test confirmed it was negative. I did a viral load today and won't have the results for another 7 days. ... (2 replies)
I m fully convinced with my protected sex, But I am worried abt the unprotected forplay and the ARS symptoms which I gone through..
Can you guys clarify in the case of possible exposure if there is any possibility that my 8th week negative test (Western blot / standard antibodies) will likely to change on my 12th week test.. ??
Also please clarify the ARS... (5 replies)
... days antibody test came out negative. Since you had tested with western blot i dont think yo have a concern. ... (5 replies)
... On here lab then the only test that shows to be done was a Western Blot test. ... (13 replies)
... Recently my girlfriend had an HIV test done as a full body check up. When the labs came back they said the confirmation test, western Blot showed a p24 band only. Giving her indeterminate results. ... (13 replies)
... I've been married and with the same partner 6 years. I have been 100% monogamous. I donate blood and have a ny blood center donor card. My last donation was July 2012. We decided to start planning a family and I wasn't getting pregnant so I visited a fertility specialist. Before we could start treatment we both had to undergo thorough testing for multiple things - HIV... (1 replies)