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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....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello 3rd Year Med. Stud.,Positive HIV ELISAs ("weakly" or otherwise) always need to be confirmed by a more specific test, such as a Western Blot (WB). HIV disease resulting from a blood transfusion would be an extremely unlikely event if... Read more »

diabetes - false positive elisa test??

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Elisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY)

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

Blood that tested positive for HIV or hepatitis was used in transfusions and to make blood products because of errors made by the Korea National Red Cross , officials from the country's Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Thursday, the Korea... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China's Health Ministry to "Severely Punish" People Responsible for Unsafe Blood Sales; 25 People Receive HIV-Positive Blood Through Transfusions

China's Ministry of Health earlier this week announced new rules that will "severely punish those responsible" for collecting and distributing untested blood that leads to people becoming infected with bloodborne diseases such as HIV through... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Greece to Improve Blood Transfusion Checks After Two Hospital Patients Get AIDS

On Tuesday, Greece announced it will screen blood for transfusions with the more sensitive nucleic acid testing (NAT). The announcement follows reports that two people were infected with HIV after a donor's blood tested false-negative under the old... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sen. Coleman Introduces Bill to Compensate Families of HIV-Positive Veterans Infected Through Service-Related Blood Transfusions

Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) on Tuesday introduced a bill (S 1509 ) to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that would provide compensation to the families of military veterans who became HIV-positive through military service-related blood... Read more »
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False Positives with the Elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just wanted to clarify, if I could: Are you guys saying that the Elisa test will sometimes be positive, but they will then confirm it with a Western blot . . . . and if the Western blot is negative, then they just tell you "you're negative"?

I don't... Read more »

Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
Last Januaury I had unprotected anal sex in which the man ejaculated inside me. I was so nervous that I didn't have the guts to tell him to wear a condom. I just found out yesterday that I tested positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood... Read more »

Elisa positive western blot intermediate

Posted by Rue01, 1 Reply
So i have proctitis (pretty common gastrointestion issuethat could be idiopathic, caused by std's, stress, bacteria ect..) durring a check up my dr decided to check for anything and everything that could be causing it. My blood test came back with a... Read more »

elisa false positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
kindly advise ,whether negative western blot after 2 positve elisa at 2 different labs.

what are chances of being positive , as both the labs comes out with negative western blot test

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