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Immunology Antibody to the HIV p24 antigen

A 27 year old woman who was 5 months pregnant presented for prenatal care. A routine evaluation was performed, which included testing for HIV antibody. The patient was reported to be negative for RPR but positive for HIV antibody by the EIA assay. The HIV Western blot only demonstrated the presence of an antibody to the HIV p24 antigen. How should this patient be counseled ?

A) That she and her baby are both infected with HIV
B) That she is negative for HIV because the RPR is more specific
C) That she is positive for the HIV virus
D) That she should have an HIV PCR test performed
E) That this is a confirmed false-positive HIV result
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what the heck are RPR and EIA tests? :S
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What is RPR?????
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What is RPR?????
RPR = Rapid Plasma Reagin, it's a screening test for syphilis.
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2 ab should be present to confirm aids n western blot
if one is present ...next stage would be PCR.
its written in kaplan
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