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Do People With Aids Test Negative On An Elisa

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could a person who is HIV positive be negative by elisa test if his viral load is < 50 copies /ml

Hello I am from Peru, and I work in a clinical laboratory I have a question about a pacient, if he has been HIV elisa and western blot tests positives years ago and for the two last years his viral load is minus than 50 and his cd4 cells over than...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...mi espanol).There are a very small number of patients who are repeatedly Western blot positive, but have undetectable plasma HIV RNA viral loads. In such cases the Western blot should stay positive.In my clinic we have seen such patients-- most... Read more »

Positive ELISA negative Western blot

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so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
...manifestations of illness but were carrying the virus needed to be identified. It also became clear that a way was needed for people to be tested without being potential blood donors. Solid-phase assays already in existence were adapted, and... Read more »

Elisa and PCR test.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...pick up antibodies within 3-5 weeks. Are they referring to the PCR test or Elisa test or both? (I just took the Elisa test. Negative after 5 weeks. Does it mean anything?) Read more »

False Negative???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have had all the symptoms from swollen glands to aching muscles but tested negative with home access. Is this reliable. If I have full blown aids would it show a negative??? I am very scared and worried. Read more »