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3 Month Indeterminate Western Blot 1 Year Negative Elisa

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Pregnant, + ELISA, indeterminate western blot (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I saw some threads about this subject - my OB informed me of a positive ELISA test and indeterminate western blot for HIV in my pregnancy bloodwork. He has now drawn more blood to send off for a PCR test. From research I've done, it is really rare...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...recent sex partners to get tested.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Indeterminate Western Blot tests account for 4% to 20% of Western Blot assays in various studies. The causes of indeterminate results include:1. Serologic tests in the process of... Read more »

Indeterminate wb (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

My wife and I just started an IVF cycle in feb of this year. We were both tested for stds and hiv... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...become more widely available to other test sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV-2. AIDS 1994;8:S85-S93. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Proposed WHO criteria for interpreting results from Western blot assays for HIV-1, HIV-2, and HTLV-1/HTLV-II. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 1990;65:281-283. Louie M, Louie L,... Read more »
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Negative HIV Antibody Test Results Among People Treated During Acute/Early Infection

...false negative HIV antibody test. Since HIV screening began, it has been acknowledged that false negative results do occur with ELISA assays, albeit rarely, and in most cases are a consequence of testing during the so-called "window period"... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99... Read more »
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WHAT GOOD ARE HIV TEST IF THEY DON'T WORK!!

Posted by help290, 1 Reply
...have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1 negative pcr and lately 1 indeterminate western blot 1 band not sure which one and now the ID doctor wants me to wait a month for another western blot. I have... Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...to a false positive due to my history.... Recently started dating a new girl that also recently had a HIV screening that was negative. First had sex with her in October and then not again regularly until about 3-4 weeks ago. Prior to that, I... Read more »

INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
...of low-risk blood donors showed that only 13% of those with repeatedly positive ELISA tests were shown to be HIV-positive by Western blot testing.[1] Thus, the ELISA test generates false-positives, but false-negatives occur exceedingly rarely.... Read more »

TESTING INFO

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...(Remeber these test are done for diagnostic purposes) Any RESULTS must be confirmed with a ELISA, and if ELISA Positive, a Western Blot test. Western Blot test (WB) - This is the test used to actually diagnose HIV. If you have a Reactive... Read more »