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What Causes Positive ELISA Besides HIV

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Positive Elisa, Negative Western Blot, Dr wants to do a HIV Viral Load

I tested positve for HIV with 2 pregnancies on the ELISA and both were negative Western Blot. I thought if the Western Blot was negative I was truly negative. But my Dr. did a HIV Viral Load today. If the Viral load is positive could it be a false...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You are correct! A positive screening HIV test followed by a negative Western Blot test is considered a negative HIV test! Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, Read more »

HBV vaccination and HIV ELISA

Can recent HBV vaccination cause a false positive HIV ELISA and/or WB? Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may unknowingly be transmitting HIV to other people. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation strongly encourages people who are at risk for HIV to be tested regularly. Whether or not to take the HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? Why Should Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...the time. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot".... Read more »
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3.5 elisa, PCR hiv1, Scared pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello Friends, I was exposed to pos+ woman, vag intercourse. no condom, 0.5hrs. Tested neg 3.5 mths elisa 3rd generation, and neg hiv1 pcr both tests done by A.I.M. health labs. I had the symptoms of sweats, weight loss, and white Read more »

Everyone Reacts Positive on HIV Elisa Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.robertogiraldo.com/eng/papers/EveryoneTestsPositive.html Read more »

ELISA DOES NOT PICK UP HIV 0

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The only Fault Elisa and Western Blot: The test doesnt pick up HIV 0, but HIV 0 only exists in Africa. Maybe we will have a test that pick up HIV Read more »

HIV ELISA Test Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...One last question for all of you experts. I had an HIV test and it was negative. Does the ELISA test both HIV 1 & 2?? I have been in areas where HIV 2 is prevalent. However, while in those areas my risk was virtually Read more »