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Elisa Positive Confirmed By Supplementary Test

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Confirmed Western Blot during Pregnancy, but no Elisa Completed

I have recently been working as a care coordinator/social worker for a client that had a confirmed Western Blot (GP160 Ab, GP120Ab, GP41 Ab, P24 Ab) for HIV late in her third trimester of pregnancy. Upon review of the labs, it appears that an Elisa...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...never be run without first having a repeatedly reactive (positive) preliminary ELISA test! Western Blot tests are only used to confirm preliminarily positive ELISA, EIA and rapid tests. The reason they are not run independently is that they have... Read more »

Elisa "confirmation"?

Good evening. My name is Nicols, I'm a 21 year old homosexual male who lives in Argentina.Last... Read more »

Neg ELISA at 12 Weeks, Should confirm with VL Test?

12 weeks after potential exposure I tested negative with the Home Access Kit. About 3.5 weeks... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...or because of the test's very high sensitivity , discussed below. For these reasons, positive ELISA results must always be confirmed with a Western Blot or IFA (below), and at reputable test sites this is commonly done automatically -- meaning... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...November 2010 the FDA approved the INSTI test, which gives results within 60 seconds. A positive result on any HIV test should be confirmed with a second test. Home test kits: You can't test yourself for HIV at home. The "Home Access" test... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...reliable medical tests. It can be done on 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...get the results, the test has 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... Read more »
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un elisa negativo y p24 a los 2 meses suficiente??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...un elisa negativo a los 2 meses , mas un p 24 a los dos meses es suficiente??? Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

Planned Parenthood... Elisa???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know if the blood draw test provided at Planned Parenthood (the one that takes 3-5 business days); is that an ELISA? I asked them, but the girl didn't seem to know. I will appreciate your info. Read more »

Is there other test to supplement the ELISA?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi, apart from the elisa test, what other tests can i take to supplement this elisa test?can i do a westernblot test even if my elisa test is non-reactive?what Read more »