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Blood On Hand Negative Western Blot

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rapid test negative and lab test positive, how come ?

I live in Hong Kong,I did an HIV test, first they made a rapid test (taking blood from my finger) and the result after 20 minutes comes out NEGATIVE. In same time they take sample of my blood to do other lab test (I think the classic ELISA or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...recent testing experience is that you had a negative rapid test and they also drew a Western Blot (WB) test at the same time. The Western Blot test should only have been done if your preliminary rapid test was positive. It was not. The WB may... Read more »

my wife and my life in your hand doctor bob

Dear doctor bob, i found you are the best one among others who elaborate the condition that can... Read more »
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...(efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC) as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and went to an HIV specialist three days later. To my surprise, my Western blot test result came back negative. I didn't tell the specialist I was taking Atripla, but can I just stop... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
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Blood Sugar and Fats

... Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications? Blood Sugar Blood Fats See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included Read more »
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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

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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 »

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 »

I'm just so scared need a little advice

Posted by shadow1234567, 4 Replies
...Antibody screening test, the HIV Proviral DNA test is also run. If a test result is positive, then confirmatory testing with Western Blot analysis is performed to ensure accuracy. The sophisticated HIV Proviral DNA test has been found to be 99.9%... 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 »