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Can Reactive Elisa Followed By Supplementary Test Non Reactive

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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 »

positive ELISA, reactive IFA, no risk....

My wife is 14 weeks pregnant and had an HIV screening at 12 weeks that came back positive for the... 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 »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...are extremely accurate. However, since rapid tests have a small margin of error (ranging from 1 to 3 per 1,000), all positive (reactive) results have to be put through a confirmatory test. The most common type of rapid test currently in use in... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...be performed on oral fluid and urine samples when the specific test has been validated for these specimen types. The terms "reactive," "nonreactive," and "indeterminate" are used to describe the results of the screening and confirmatory assays.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...the time. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot".... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors NNRTIs in Development NNRTIs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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Estuve con un portador - Elisa 3 meses: No reactiv

Posted by save, 4 Replies
...eyaculacin Adems tiene carga viral indetectable. Tuve relaciones en diciembre 08 y la ltima fue en febrero 09. Desde diciembre: Elisa 2 meses: No reactivo Elisa 3 meses: No reactivo Elisa 4 meses: No reactivo Elisa 5 meses: No reactivo Desde... Read more »

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 Read more »

Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
...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 »

testing question for results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...what does Indeterminate and NON reactive mean when getting a reult from elisa test ? Read more »