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Elisa Positive Followed Ab/ag Negative

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Positive ELISA, Negative Western Blot, Negative NAT

I recently donated blood and received a letter from the agency detailing the aforementioned results. In addition, I have absolutely no risk factors (no sex, no needles) that would incline me to think that it's even possible that I've been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Is there any realistic chance that one could test negative for both NAT and Western Blot (following a positive ELISA) and actually be (HIV) positive"? Nope! Absolutely not! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV... Read more »

Negative ELISA and Positive 24 band

Thank you very much for taking time to address the follow up question. Also, please understand... Read more »

POSITIVE ELISA/NEGATIVE WB

I'm a male who recently had an ELISA test come back positive with the follow-on Western Blot... Read more »
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elisa positive and western blot negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there still a need to go for further test if 2 elisa positive and then negative western blot test. I am not in the risk group. Only some 9 months back I did unprotective oral but safe penetrating with al low risk girl.
I did 2 rapid also but all... 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 »

Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
Hi all,

Just would like some 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... 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 »