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Clinical Significance Of Elisa Test With Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the last potential exposure, you are really HIV negative. An ELISA test...
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Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010) Mar 25, 2010I saw some threads about this subject - my OB informed me of a positive ELISA test and indeterminate western blot for HIV in my pregnancy bloodwork. He has now drawn more blood to send off... Read more »

HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AWARE ORAL. There was some concern about a high rate of false positives using saliva tests. Personally I would prefer to use ELISA tests or rapid tests. (See below).Thanks for your donations to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation. They are... Read more »

False Positives on Western Blot

I had a combination of Fluvax, Whooping cough and Meningococcal Vaccines within 15 minutes prior to an HIV test. Blood was collected from the same arm as the vaccinations. It has come back positive on Western Blot. What is the likelihood of a false...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of getting a false-positive result. Check with your doctor or clinic to see if the test was ordered improperly. If so, get an ELISA test. If it's negative, you're negative (and your Western Blot would be a false positive). Dr. Bob Read more »

3 HIV Elisa test + 1 inconclusive WB 1 negative WB(same clinic) 4 rapid test - (2 different clinics)

Dr BobThis all started back in july of 08 when i got my first + elisa and a inconclusive on the WB, I was retested a week later at the same place elisa + WB NEG. Had a uni-gold test done that day as well was neg. March of this yesr had another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You and your wife are definitively HIV negative. Your positive ELISA tests are false positives as demonstrated by your subsequent negative HIV tests, including a Western Blot. There are a number of potential Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Clinical Trials FAQ

...Clinical Trials Sponsored by the Government? What Is Expanded Access? Are There Other Ways to Receive Free Treatment for HIV? What Is a Clinical Trial? A clinical trial is a type of research study commonly designed to determine if a... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...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". This is why home test kits... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Abbot Elisa positively the best!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...National HIV Reference Laboratory, Fairfield Hospital, Victoria, Australia. Two competitive anti-HIV ELISA screening assays (Behring and Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...sensitivity, and suitability for testing large numbers of samples, particularly in blood testing centers. More than 40 different ELISA test kits are currently available, but only about 10 are licensed by the FDA for use in the United States.(1) ... Read more »

Rapid Testing in Canada

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
If you are Canadian you probably know that rapid testing was instituted and then taken away because of testing not being accurate enough. Well I did some research and found out that Rapid Testing is in Ontario(Toronto). In only ONE PLACE in... Read more »

What the F%&# is it if not HIV?????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...However I have repeatedly tested negative via ELISA and PCR RNA testing. However it is also my understanding that the standard ELISA test used is very reliable for diagnosing HIV-1, Group M (all subtypes) infections but may not detect HIV-1 group... Read more »