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Hiv Antibody And Indeterminate Result Causes

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Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test. If the results are still in question, a qualitative HIV PCR DNA test should be run, as this test does not rely on anti-HIV antibody detection, but rather assays for a portion of the virus's genetic material.Good luck.Dr. BobPregnant, +... Read more »

Indeterminate HIV test results

The results of my HIV test in January 2007 came back indeterminate. I then took at DNA PCR test... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...In the US, call the National AIDS Hotline, (800) 342-2437. The most common HIV test is a blood test. Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...again using a different test? Are the rapid versions of the EIA or ELISA tests completely accurate? When they say the HIV antibody test is looking for the antibodies, does this mean the body makes antibodies only for HIV? AIDS... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...recommended for establishing the diagnosis of infection in infants born to HIV-1-infected mothers. ( AI ) Clinicians should use an HIV antibody test with confirmation by Western blot or indirect immunofluorescence assay to establish diagnosis... Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial screening showed "reaction" and was positive but no HIV antibodies were found in my blood. I am aware of the "window" period and that this can happen. However, my Dr.... Read more »

Screening and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for positive test, occur in 3-8% of EIA-positive specimens.33,43 In a survey of over 1 million newborn specimens for maternal HIV antibody, http://my.webmd.com/content/article/1680.50174 Read more »

testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...before the antibodies are produced, a person can be infected with HIV and can infect others, but still test negative on the HIV antibody test. For the first tests licensed, this window period ranged from six to 12 weeks, but improved technology... Read more »

INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
...realize that a terrible mistake has been made. Jessica's enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) result for the presence of HIV antibody is indeed positive. But her Western blot is indeterminate. You tell her this news and carefully go over her... Read more »