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western blot
      #180577 - 03/17/06 05:41 PM

does the western blot take longer to turn positive than the elisa test ? how many weeks ?

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Re: western blot new
      #180592 - 03/17/06 07:15 PM

it is possible that the western blot takes more time to turn positive therfore the 12 week window.

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Re: western blot new
      #180605 - 03/17/06 07:58 PM

The only time you need to worry about a WB is if your ELISA is postive. The WB is not a stand alone test. It is a confirmatory test.

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Re: western blot new
      #180661 - 03/18/06 12:45 AM


regards from india

As jackie has said, WB is used to confirm HIV infection if ELISA is positive.


Take Care

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