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Elisa Positive Confirmed By Supplementary Test

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Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of molecular biology department at my city's university made by the professor of the department.Result-NEGATIVE after 2 days.Few words by the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're welcome. I hope others will learn from your experience. Dr. BobRE: Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive Jan 27, 2011Hello Doctor BobYou may remember my case.The poor guy that took this test,came back possitive and getting all the tests till 3 months... Read more »

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... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

H1N1 Confirmed in Three More African Countries; Cambodia, Indonesia Confirm First Cases

The H1N1 (swine flu) virus has reached the sub-Saharan African countries of Cape Verde, Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, according to the WHO, the AP/ Boston Herald reports. Last week, South Africa became the first country in the region to confirm a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PrEP Studies Show Possible Effectiveness; Scientists Say Further Tests Must Be Completed for Confirmation

Results from a clinical trial that investigated the potential use of tenofovir and Gilead 's combination pill Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission show possible effectiveness, but scientists say that the low number of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VA Patient Tests HIV-Positive After Clinic Mistake

On Friday, the Veterans Affairs Department confirmed the first positive HIV test since it warned veterans who received care at three of its facilities they may be at risk. The department previously reported 16 hepatitis cases, but cautioned there... Read more »
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Confirmed Source Positive / I am so Scared!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all,

First, I must say that I have been reading this forum for the last couple of days and I think this is such a great thing. Thanks to all that have supplied many answers to those in need.

So, here is my story. On Friday March 8, 2002 I met... Read more »

Inconclusive Elisa, WB Positive. Subsequent tests negative

Posted by blueangel1980, 3 Replies
If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it. I went in for a routine STI test. HIV came back inconclusive for elisa and positive for western blot. Should a repeat Elisa have been done? Because I've taken several rapid tests, including a... Read more »

False Positives with the Elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just wanted to clarify, if I could: Are you guys saying that the Elisa test will sometimes be positive, but they will then confirm it with a Western blot . . . . and if the Western blot is negative, then they just tell you "you're negative"?

I don't... Read more »

Need to confirm negative result??

Posted by lpk, 4 Replies
Have tested negative after about 3 years after possible exposure. Is there any need to retest after this amount of time? People are always recommended to retest after testing positive- why would this not be the same for negative results? Read more »