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Elisa Postive But Western Blot Negative

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Postive Elisa, Negative Western Blot

I went for routine prenatal blood work and my elisa test came back reactive but my western blot came back negative. I just need to know if I'm HIV negative or not! I've been worrying and losing sleep over this....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A positive screening ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered a negative HIV test.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Western Blot 'Indeterminate', ELISA 'Negative' (ELISA NEGATIVE, WESTERN BLOT INDETERMINATE)

Hi, I'm a male late 30s. I know you've touched on this issue before, but I was hoping to... Read more »
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The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

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elisa positive and western blot negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there still a need to go for further test if 2 elisa positive and then negative western blot test. I am not in the risk group. Only some 9 months back I did unprotective oral but safe penetrating with al low risk girl.
I did 2 rapid also but all... Read more »

Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
Hi all,

Just would like some others opinions on my current situation.

3 weeks 4 days---My Doctors---Blood taken from vein in arm---Reactive Elisa---Negative Western Blot
5 weeks 2 days---Home Test----Blood from poke in finger---Non Reactive Elisa
9... Read more »

ELISA+WESTERN BLOT?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question for you in the U.S, Do you always use both Elisa and Western Blot(Even if Elisa is Negative) or do you only use Western Blot when the ELISA is positive?

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Elisa positive western blot intermediate

Posted by Rue01, 1 Reply
So i have proctitis (pretty common gastrointestion issuethat could be idiopathic, caused by std's, stress, bacteria ect..) durring a check up my dr decided to check for anything and everything that could be causing it. My blood test came back with a... Read more »