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repeatively reactive elisa and negative western blot
Dec 2, 2007

In June this year I went to a blood bank to donate blood and my results were a reactive elisa with a negaive Western Blot. I am 18 months away from a possible exposure. Does this mean that I am in fact infected.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

No, quite the opposite. A reactive ELISA and negative Western Blot is considered a negative HIV test. (The Western Blot is the more sensitive test.) A repeat test and, if necessary, a qualitative DNA PCR can be run to confirm your negative status. Your general internist should be able to help you with this.

Dr. Bob



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