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First ELISA rective, CMIA and ELISA non-reactive

Dear Doctor,I have a quick question for you. My husband was recently summoned by a blood bank who were doing a routine screening test and found his ELISA results were reactive for HIV I & II. They did not run a repeat ELISA or western blot to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your husband is definitively and conclusively HIV negative! Please note the type of HIV testing performed at blood banks is done to protect the blood supply, not diagnose HIV disease. The blood bank tests are set to be very sensitive so as not to... Read more »

Elisa positive WB indeterminate next elisa negative

Doc, I was told that my Elisa was positive and my WB was indeterminate. About four weeks after... Read more »

Detuned Elisa and previous partners.

Hi Mark,I'm 25 and was recently diagnosed + (on 9/30/06). I've been very proactive about getting... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...the time. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot".... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a... Read more »
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15 weeks elisa

Posted by sinso, 1 Reply
...i get a 15 weeks elisa test with negative results. Can i move on with mi life? Read more »

me realize otro elisa a los 4 meses y medio

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...me realize otro elisa a los 4 meses y medio Read more »

Elisa and PCR test.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...is very encouraging and that the test can actually pick up antibodies within 3-5 weeks. Are they referring to the PCR test or Elisa test or both? (I just took the Elisa test. Negative after 5 weeks. Does it mean anything?) Read more »

INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
...result does not indicate HIV infection. Jackson and associates[12] followed 99 Western blot-indeterminate blood donors whose ELISAs had been repeatedly negative. After a median of 14 months, 91 were still indeterminate without signs or symptoms... Read more »