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Gay Man Positive Elisa Negative Western Blot

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Syphilis Positive

Dr.I am a gay man that tested positive for syphilis. During that same time I tested negative for HIV. I am allergic to penicillin so I had to take doxcycline (SP). Because we were uncertain of what stage of syphilis I had we went for a fairly large...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If you did not have a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA test before running a Western Blot test, your Western Blot result is not reliable. There is a 2% rate of false-positives and a 4% to 20% rate of indeterminate results Read more »

positive eia, indeterminate wb (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

i dear bobi am john, a 33 years old, gay man from athens greece.after i notice white patches on my... Read more »

WB Indeterminate 1st test, 2nd test negative (INDETERMINANT WESTERN BLOT)

I am 14 wks pregnant....want to start by saying my son is almost 3 yrs, tetsed negative, been with... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests... Read more »
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 »
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 »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...usually been done two or more times. 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... Read more »
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Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
...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 weeks 4 days---Home... Read more »

Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
...What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
...standard. The Western blot is a highly specific test, in that antibodies to particular viral proteins are demonstrated. The Western blot assay begins with a crude lysate of HIV from tissue culture. The cells are lysed and centrifuged. Through... Read more »

Indeterminate result

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...'Indeterminate' result on the ELISA and Western Blot. A follow up PCR test showed a 'negative' result. Since then I have had ELISA and Western Blot tests annually. The ELISA went negative within 6 months. The Western Blot never went negative... Read more »