... 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)
... You had a standard antibody test, not a western blot. ... (8 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)
... I've seen a lot of negative articles regarding the DNA PCR exam and how it is not FDA approved as a diagnostic tool for HIV due to costs and too many false positives. ... (4 replies)
... My husband and I have been married for 9 months I have three kids from a relationship before we met ages 9,6,2 he had a daughter age 11 but we have none together we tried got pregnant in August/2012 miscarriage September/2012 so we took physical before ttc again both our std test are negative he took a HIV test in sept after miscarrage he was negative and I took one in nov... (14 replies)
... with a sex worker in Mumbai did not ejacuate uptil 5.5 months i had almost 7 Antibody Tests and 1 PCR Proviral DNA Qualitative Test after 20 days of Exposure all negative after 6 months my doctor advised Western Blot to achieve Gold Standard after which I will not have to worry for rest of my life for that exposure. ... (1 replies)