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Dried Semen Negative Western Blot

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Whats the chances of positive western blot test results actually be a false positive??? (WESTERN BLOT TEST)

i just recently got tested positive with western blot hiv! in all areas that the doctors test for i am reactive in every catagorie!! all 3 of my partners in the last year and a half are all negative but me!! is it possible to be a fauls positive??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, it's possible your Western Blot (WB) test was a false-positive, particularly if this was your only HIV test! WB tests should only be run as a confirmatory test Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...become more widely available to other test sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...usually been done two or more times. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...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 cannot tell you if you have HIV infection. The sample you collect must be tested... Read more »
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Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
...What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

Infected??????????

Posted by yes1, 1 Reply
...this could be a point of entry for the virus. Testing: I have had a PCR DNA test at 72 hrs after, A ELISA 72 hrs after, a Western Blot test at 6 days, Western Blot at 18 days, and Western Blot at 8 wks after possible exposure and they all came... Read more »

Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
...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 weeks 4 days---Home... Read more »

How much more sensitive is EIA than Western Blot?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
At detecting early infection? Read more »