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Blood Transfusion And False Positive Elisa

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"weakly positive" elisa after blood transfusion

HI.I'm a 3rd year medical student who has had what my PCP describes as a "weakly positive" elisa. A WB has been sent, but I'm freaking out. I am a gay male who has been in a monogamous relationship with the same guy for 3 years. He is the only...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the U.S. (or a developed country). Could this be a "false negative?" No, not a "false negative," but it could certainly be a "false positive!" In fact, from what you've written, that would be the most likely cause for your "weakly positive"... Read more »

diabetes - false positive elisa test??

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Help! problem with HIV results for pregnancy blood test

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

News Outlets Report on Growing Pressure on Chinese Government to Acknowledge How Blood Transfusions, Donations in 1990s Contributed to Spread of HIV/AIDS in China

...examines the factors that contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS among people living in China who donated blood and received blood transfusions at government-run hospitals in the 1990s. According to the newspaper, "the Chinese government has yet... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya Seeks Support From PEPFAR to Expand Blood Transfusion Centers

...estimates it will cost about Sh230 million ($2.99 million) to build the new centers and train appropriate staff. The demand for blood transfusions in the country outweighs the supply, Ole Kiyiapi said, pointing to the fact that the country on... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...Unprotected sexual contact Direct blood contact, particularly through sharing injection drug needles. Infections due to blood transfusions, accidents in health care settings or certain blood products are possible, although they are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Aussies Getting Blood Transfusions When Not Needed

... Up to 30 percent of non-urgent blood transfusions in Australia are unnecessary and possibly dangerous, and they occur partly due to a misperception that a blood "pep up" is good Read more »
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Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
...positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood test performed at my doctor's office. The doctor said there is a chance it is a false positive. Somehow though, I feel inside that it isn't. Now I'm just waiting for the results of the Western... Read more »

Do TWO false positive ELISA tests mean I'm okay?

Posted by bobarama, 1 Reply
...then had a flu like illness with a flat rash on my chest and stomach. A few weeks after that I tested and it was a positive ELISA with negative Western Blot. I went back to test again 7 months after the prior test which again had a positive... Read more »

waht does this mean ???

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...individual carries as well as the characteristics of each particular test kit. For instance, some, but not all people who have had blood transfusions, prior pregnancies or an organ transplant will make HLA antibodies. And some, but not all... Read more »

hiv test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...36."Sticky" blood (in Africans) 38, 34, 40 37.Antibodies with a high affinity for polystyrene (used in the test kits) 62, 40, 3 38.Blood transfusions, multiple blood transfusions 63, 36, 13, 49, 43, 41 39.Multiple myeloma 10, 43, 53 40.HLA... Read more »