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Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks' ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Western Blot tests should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, due to the possibility of false-positive or... Read more »

ELISA a bad screening test!!!!!!

First of all, I would like to give you my story. Three years ago I had a high risk encounter with... Read more »

hiv mpx test TaqScreenMPX (Taq SCREEN MPX for HIV, 2010)

dr bob, . i just came from chicago and took the hiv mpx test. so i will let you know the result... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Donor Screening Assays for Infectious Agents and HIV Diagnostic Assays

Antibody to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg Assay) Tradename(s) Format Sample Use Manufacturer Approval Date Auszyme Monoclonal EIA Serum / Plasma / Cadaveric Serum Donor Screen & Conf. Kit Abbott Laboratories... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Screening in Hospital EDs Might Be More Cost Effective Than Other Screening Methods, Study Finds

Conducting routine HIV tests in hospital emergency departments was shown to be cost effective and "welcomed" by many patients, according to a study conducted by researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Rates of Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

Due to similar behavioral risk factors for the two infections, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at increased risk of viral hepatitis. The authors of the current study set out to assess adherence to HIV management guidelines that recommend... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Better HIV Screening Worthwhile in U.S., Study Finds

Americans could avoid 15 percent to 20 percent of projected new HIV infections over the next 20 years by expanded screening and treatment for those found to be infected, a new study suggests. Scientists from Yale University and Stanford University... Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial... Read more »

Generation Of Elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know what generation or version of Elisa antibody screening test that the Navy uses? Does the Navy only test for HIV-1? How about HIV-2? I've heard that older versions of antibody tests do not test for all the different strains of... Read more »

elisa test then wb

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I went for a regular HIV test at my doctors office. The test wasn't positive but "reactive" so the doctor then did a Western Blott test on the same sample which turned out to be negative.

Can I believe the Western Blott negative result or... Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results.

You would think that in the year 2006 that they could come up with a cost... Read more »