... 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)
... test is used to either proove or disproove a reactive or positive elisa test . ... (0 replies)
... Hi I found out I have tested reactive to the Elisa test with inconclusive results on the western blot, when the Dr. phoned me up to tell me I am HIV positive back in 2013 I was in shock. ... (9 replies)
... Guys, I did a full checkup and all of the known deadly infections tested negative except this Hiv came as "raised value" without stating whether it's positive or negative. ... (10 replies)
... I do not know what is preliminary and detail, but according to the health department of my country they should be ELISA and Western Blot. ... (1 replies)
... you would required and least 5 values to be positive, hence why you were not. Even a rapid test will be fine. Its not likley you will have HIV if your partner is negative is it? ... (1 replies)
... Anyways, I was tested at 5 months with an ELISA and western blot back. ... (27 replies)
... I'm going in for more testing today, so that might put an end to my fears. But are ELISA false positives common? ... (13 replies)
... I don't think anyone will disagree with the doctor on this one. She's a specialist and that's her opinion that you don't have HIV, which makes the most sense especially considering you had an undetectable viral load, im guessing 9-10 weeks post exposure?
You are right for WB you need three distinct lines or bands to be confirmed HIV positive. The proteins that your body... (8 replies)
... I had a slight risk of hiv infection when i slept with a questionable guy. i got tested about a month and a half after and i had a reactive elisa test. so i got the western blot test done and it came back indeterminate with i believe one antibody on it. ... (8 replies)
... I'm trying to understand...Did you get a Western Blot without doing the ELISA first? ... (8 replies)
... much to my horror and has since had me worrying DAY IN, DAY OUT. I gave more blood so the test could be repeated. Doctor also gave me a rapid blood test that was negative and the second lab test came back the exact same as the first. ... (8 replies)
... I decided to get a checkup just to be safe, everything came back clear but HIV was not back yet, my doc called up as to why and they said Elisa was 'reactive' so they are doing further tests now I have to wait another week. ... (1 replies)
... Hiya. Well unless you have been exposed to HIV while you have been with your partner then it's quite impossible for you to have HIV as he is HIV negative.
The flu or being pregnant are renowned for creating false positives then alone many other conditions.
If you need peace of mind then see a HIV specialist but this all seems unlikely unless you had a risk on your... (9 replies)
... Well their was a similar if not near identical case here in the last 4 weeks. She kept testing positive had children yet her husband was negative and so were the children. ... (9 replies)
... He had taken it back in 2013 when I was told I was positive and his was negative at the time he has not been tested since should he be retested along with my children? ... (9 replies)
... Hiya. Your husband has taken HIV tests and tested negative, that's correct yes? (9 replies)
... i think you have a bad case of depression,and you are scared,get your dr to maybe check for depresion and anxiaty, you may be haveing thoseattacks, just an idea, and man you have had more sex than i have in all my 57 yrs lol (24 replies)
... Yes, I went to a planned parenthood clinic, which sent the test off to a lab.
I quote the lab sheet they gave me exactly when I write:
EIA HIV-1/2 - Repeatedly Reactive Western Blot HIV-1 - Negative
But the clinician who reported these results to me said this was cause for concern and that I should get additional testing (free where I am), so I... (13 replies)