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Can Reactive Elisa Be Confirmed By Another Elisa

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First ELISA rective, CMIA and ELISA non-reactive

Dear Doctor,I have a quick question for you. My husband was recently summoned by a blood bank who were doing a routine screening test and found his ELISA results were reactive for HIV I & II. They did not run a repeat ELISA or western blot to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your husband is definitively and conclusively HIV negative! Please note the type of HIV testing performed at blood banks is done to protect the blood supply, not diagnose HIV disease. The blood bank tests are set to be very sensitive so as not to... Read more »

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

Dear Rob,I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight years. We... Read more »

Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Doctor,I have posted so many questions on this web site and no one has ever responded. Please help... Read more »
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Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick® Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
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A Somali man in his 30s has been diagnosed with the United Kingdom's first-ever case of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) and is receiving treatment at Glasgow's Gartnavel General Hospital. It is believed the man was in the process of claiming... Read more »
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Prueba del VIH

¿Por qué debería hacerse la prueba del VIH? ¿Qué es la prueba de anticuerpos contra el VIH? Elisa Ensayo Western Blot (WB) Ensayo de inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFA) Período ventana ... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Hoja Informativa Sobre la Infeccin Primaria Con el VIH

Qué es la Infeccin Primaria? La infeccin primaria es el perodo de unas semanas omeses despus de que la persona se infecta con el VIH.Durante este tiempo la persona puede tener sntomasparecidos a la gripe o mononucleosis. Durante la... Read more »
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Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other... Read more »

Estuve con un portador - Elisa 3 meses: No reactiv

Posted by save, 5 Replies
Esta es la tercera vez que escribo, y si lo hago es porque gracias a Dios todo sali bien.

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elisa test then wb

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I went for a regular HIV test at my doctors office. The test wasn't positive but "reactive" so the doctor then did a Western Blott test on the same sample which turned out to be negative.

Can I believe the Western Blott negative result or... Read more »

ELISA+WESTERN BLOT?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question for you in the U.S, Do you always use both Elisa and Western Blot(Even if Elisa is Negative) or do you only use Western Blot when the ELISA is positive?

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