Western blot is no longer the recommended confirmatory test. It is highly unlikely that you are HIV-positive after all of those negative antibody tests. You need to have a viral load test.
If you were indeed HIV positive you most probably would not have tested indeterminate on antibody test after 1 year of your exposure.
As told to you before, one of the potential reasons for indeterminate HIV antibody tests might be due to the presence of nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies.
I need to know what bands on your Western Blot test came back reactive. To understand this further, the major antibody specificities detected in HIV-1 WB analysis include gp160, gp120, p65, p55, gp41, p40, p31 and p24, which of these came back reactive?
Or, if you are unable to answer the above, as suggested earlier, just get an RNA - Quantitative Analysis test, this test will look for the core viral RNA and if you do have HIV infection, it will also record your viral load.
1. What was your exposure?
2. The date of exposure?
3. The minimal criteria for a positive western
blot is reactivity to at least 2 of the 3 following
bands (p24, gp41, and gp120/160). Did you suffice this criteria?
I strongly feel an antibody to some other infection might be interfering with your HIV result because that's what your test result patterns are suggesting.
You need to work with your doctor and get an HIV quantitative analysis / RNA test.
Yes. It is PCR RNA.
A western blot can't have just a positive or negative result, it will have detailed findings. I am not sure why would you not have the details I asked for in your WB result.
Perhaps you should just get a PCR RNA HIV-1 for most accurate result.
If you writing to us from West Africa or your partner had any relevancy to that part of the world, you must consider PCR RNA NAT for HIV 1&2.