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Reactive Ag/Ab Combo Sreen - Negative Western Blot

Posted by Seth28, 3 Replies
Hi All,

It's been 8 weeks since I had condom protected anal sex with my HIV positive ex boyfriend. He did not cum inside the condom in me.

In November 2011 I got tested and I was non-reactive (negative) from the combo screen. I just got tested 2 weeks... 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 »

Indeterminate western blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Question - I recently had an indeterminate western blot result. I was told to come back in 6 weeks and test again. What does this mean? Am I infected. I have had heterosexual unprotected sex with couple of times the past year with people I've... 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 »

anal sex -- condom broke

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a little freaked out. I'm a straight guy that met a nice gay guy. After some discussion, I decided to venture out and try anal sex with him, with me penetrating him. After some drinks we turned down the lights and started. After some thrusts, I... Read more »
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Pos EIA, Neg WB (POSITIVE ELISA, NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT)

I am a 30 year male who had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a female I did not know almost 3 months ago. I got tested at 9 weeks after exposure and the ELISA came back positive and the WB came back negative with no bands. The test was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A positive EIA (or ELISA) and negative confirmatory Western Blot is read as a negative HIV-screening test. This situation is not uncommon and I've addressed it many times before in this forum. I'll reprint some examples below from the... 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 my husband almost 10 years and had a negative result 6 months ago when applying for a life insurance policy. My story, almost 2 wks ago, I tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Rare case? No, not really all that rare. Check the archives and you'll find many similar situations. (See below.) In your case I would assume cross-reacting nonspecific antibodies resulting from pregnancy are what's confounding your... Read more »

Pregnant / positive elisa but negative western blot (POSITIVE ELISA, NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT, PREGNANT, 2011)

My OBGYN advised me that my hiv results came back as a "repeatedly reactive" elisa but "negative" western blot. I am currently 10 weeks pregnant. I tested twice (5/2010 & 10/2010) for hiv while pregnant with my 8 month old...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.A repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot (WB) is considered a negative HIV test result, because the WB test is the more specific testing assay. Pregnancy can induce the production of nonspecific antibodies,... Read more »

positive elisa, negative western blot

Hi Doctor, I'm a 21 year old heterosexual male. About seven and a half months ago I had sex with a woman I didn't know. We used a condom, but she did give me oral sex for a really short period of time (maybe a couple seconds). I decided...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The problem with low or no risk people getting HIV tested is the their risk of a false positive is relatively high. This only adds to more anxiety and testing. Your doc was covering his/herself and ordered a viral load, which looks for the actual... Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Anal Cancer Rates Higher in People With HIV Than in HIV-Negatives

HIV-positive people had a higher rate of new anal cancer than HIV-negative people in a comparison involving thousands of people in the United States and Canada. 1 HIV-positive gay and bisexual men had more than an 80 times higher anal cancer rate... Read more »
HIV i-Base

VOICE Study Reports Low Adherence as Reason for Lack of Efficacy for PrEP: Anal Sex Common in African Heterosexuals

The five-arm placebo controlled VOICE HIV prevention study randomised over 5000 HIV negative women in South Africa (n= 4077), Zimbabwe (n=630) and Uganda (n=322) to one of three active (oral TDF, oral TDF/FTC and TDF gel) or two placebo arms (oral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of COL-1492, a Nonoxynol-9 Vaginal Gel, on HIV-1 Transmission in Female Sex Workers: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Although the male condom, when used consistently and correctly, provides high levels of protection against HIV-1 and other STDs, negotiating its use is not always feasible for many women. Therefore, there is a need for a female-controlled method for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Application of Condoms With Safer and Unsafe Sex: Factors Associated With HIV Risk in a Community Sample of Gay and Bisexual Men

Delayed condom application (DCA) "has been implicated in HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men," noted the authors. The current study examines the prevalence of DCA in a gay population and explores factors associated with condom use among two... Read more »