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HIV Western Blot Test

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Indeterminate HIV Western Blot Test

...country, and became a new patient at a practice in the new city. As a new patient, the Dr. ordered an HIV antibody test and an HIV western blot test as well as my usual battery of viral load test et al. and everything else down to a vitamin d...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV specialist will be able to review your old medical records and comment in more detail. As for your current indeterminate Western Blot, this is not an uncommon occurrence and most likely due to a testing or laboratory problem. Again I... Read more »

HIV Western Blot Test

I recently had an HIV-1 AB screen test which was repeatedly reactive. Next, the Western Blot... Read more »

Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Porn Actor's HIV Test Results Officially Reported to County

...diagnosis of HIV infection was made Oct. 12. On Tuesday, AIM attorney Karen Tynan said staff were awaiting the results of a Western Blot test from an outside laboratory. By law, health care providers must report confirmed HIV tests to LACPHD... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...the test is negative, you will know in 15-30 minutes. If it is positive, you will still have to take the standard ELISA and Western Blot tests for confirmation. This is because the SUDS test can occasionally show a false positive result. In other... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gay Pride Events Offer Opportunity to Identify New HIV Cases Among MSM, Especially Those in Racial, Ethnic Minorities, Study Says

...HIV-negative test results during the previous year (Reuters Health, 6/21). All of the HIV-positive cases were later confirmed by Western blot testing, researchers reported. Seven of the HIV-positive men were non-Hispanic blacks. Researchers... Read more »
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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 »

Western Blot Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have just been told by my doctor that my screen test for HIV came back positive but the Western Blot Test was indeterminate. Does anyone know what my chances are of having this "False Positive" turn out to be nothing? I have already Read more »

conventional blood test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was just wondering if a conventional blood test (not the ELISA test) can detect HIV in any way. i am not sure i am posting this in the right topic but thank you in advance Read more »

Indeterminate Western Blot test

Posted by Candi, 1 Reply
...husband approximently six months ago, I got an HIV test done by ELISA and it was positive, then my doctor did not know about the Western Blot test, so I went and had that done and it came back indeterminate. My lab results read as this: Weak... Read more »