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False Positive Rapid Test Waiting Western Blot Hiv

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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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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...December 2007, who had either an initial HIV negative result or a preliminary positive result on the test that was proved to be a false positive after confirmation with an IFA [immunofluorescent assay] or a Western Blot. 1 Shelley... Read more »
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...HIV negative. I repeated the test five times (home kits) and I was negative. Should I repeat or do an ELISA test? I had a Western blot test about two weeks ago and it came back as "indeterminate with moderate reactivity to p24." The doctor... Read more »
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...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 »
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...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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NAT positive, but still have a question

Posted by paper_plane, 1 Reply
...blood using the NAT test and it came back positive. So they tested me again on the rapid and it was still negative. They ran the western blot test and i am waiting for the results, is there any chance that the NAT test could have been wrong? I... Read more »

Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...that was negative.. They had me return for an additional elisa 6 months past last "exposure" also negative.. They never ran a western blot so I went to my doc and he told me that since all the other tests were negative a western blot would add... Read more »

Any knowledge would be helpful

Posted by Javaboy, 1 Reply
...drew blood for it instead of the oral test. My test also came back prelimanry positive and now I have to wait two weeks for my western blot test to come back. My question is has anyone known anyone that has been tested positive with the rapid... Read more »

No rapid test is as good as ELISA.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do some research about the way the tests works. No rapid test will ever be as accurate as ELISA. For example, the rapid test uses just one or two drops of blood. The ELISA uses a lot Read more »