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HIV test result came indeterminate. Should I be worried?

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if your hiv results come back p24 p51 p55 gp40 present with a hiv index < 1.00 none reactive pluz I have hepatitis c my hiv test came back indeterminate ..
Posted Sat, 16 Nov 2013 in HIV and AIDS
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 55 minutes later
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Hello.
Thanks for the query.
P 24 P 51 and gp 40 are highly sensitive tests.
If theses tests are negative you can be assured that you dont have hiv.
These tests can detect even a single virus in the blood.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
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Follow-up: HIV test result came indeterminate. Should I be worried? 56 minutes later
you think it is detecting the hepatitis c virus cause I just recently got dignosed.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 27 minutes later
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Hello.
Hepatitis c can alter the results of hiv.
Please clarify.
You have hepatitis c but your hiv is coming as negative once and indeterminate next time? Right ? Waiting for your response.
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Follow-up: HIV test result came indeterminate. Should I be worried? 16 minutes later
no I have hepatitis c and this is my first hiv test and my results came back p24 p55 p51 gp40 present and a hiv index level of <1.00 none reactive and my first test came back in determine but I been diagnosed with hepatits c just 2weeks ago .so im asking if the virus can have some effect on my hiv test
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 3 hours later
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Hello,
Thanks for clarification.
Yes hcv can cause erratic hiv results.
Dont worry you dont have hiv, as the test is negative at one instance and indeterminate at other instance it remains negative.
To label a case as hiv positive, there must be three positive tests.
Hope all your doubts are cleared.
Thank you
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Follow-up: HIV test result came indeterminate. Should I be worried? 46 minutes later
thanks
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 18 hours later
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Welcome

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You are most welcome.
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