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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 after someone has a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA, EIA or rapid test.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

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MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

"False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests --- New York City, 2005--2008 ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : MMWR examines recent increase in the number of false-positive HIV test results in oral fluid testing with OraSure Technologies '... Read more »
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Questions and Answers: False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

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Positive Elisa Negaive Western Blot

Posted by Thnkful, 1 Reply
I am just posting to let others who may be going though awaiting results that your mind can make you think the worst. I recently got a call from my doctor after a routine physical that I had tested positive on my Elisa and negative on the western... Read more »

Elisa positive western blot intermediate

Posted by Rue01, 1 Reply
So i have proctitis (pretty common gastrointestion issuethat could be idiopathic, caused by std's, stress, bacteria ect..) durring a check up my dr decided to check for anything and everything that could be causing it. My blood test came back with a... Read more »

Western Blot Accuracy

Posted by brainfried, 3 Replies
I have read tons of articles on Elisa testing and all the various rapid tests, but I can't find any information at all on the Western Blot test. From my understanding, the Elisa has a high sensitivity which means you will get some(rarely) false... Read more »

Western Blot Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have just been told by my doctor that my screen test for HIV came back positive but the Western Blot Test was indeterminate. Does anyone know what my chances are of having this "False Positive" turn out to be nothing? I have already had blood... Read more »