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Indeterminate HIV Western Blot Test

Dr. Frascino:I tested positive about 10 years ago when I was treated for non-pcp pneumonia. At that time I do not know if a western blot test was performed or not. However, I do know that I had a detectable viral load and a low t-cell count. at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV specialist will be able to review your old medical records and comment in more detail. As for your current indeterminate Western Blot, this is not an uncommon occurrence and most likely due to a testing or laboratory problem. Again I... Read more »

Reactive HIV test, but indeterminate Western Blot

Dr. Bob--I recently had an HIV test. The result was High, 10.47. Repeatedly Reactive. So, they did... Read more »

Negative HIV test but reactive? Negative Western Blot

My OBGYN doctor called this afternoon and told me that my HIV test came back negative but reactive?... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Porn Actor's HIV Test Results Officially Reported to County

...diagnosis of HIV infection was made Oct. 12. On Tuesday, AIM attorney Karen Tynan said staff were awaiting the results of a Western Blot test from an outside laboratory. By law, health care providers must report confirmed HIV tests to LACPHD... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

District of Columbia Hospital Starts All-Inclusive HIV Screening

...learned in the process is to ensure patients who tested presumptively HIV-positive on the oral test received a confirmatory Western blot test before leaving the hospital, Maxwell said. "We lost about 80 people" who missed a follow-up appointment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Testing in Outreach and Other Community Settings -- United States, 2004-2006

...preliminary positive) rapid test results, testing staff members collected either oral fluid or whole-blood specimens for confirmatory Western blot testing and scheduled a follow-up appointment to give the client the confirmatory test results.... Read more »
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Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
...What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

conventional blood test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was just wondering if a conventional blood test (not the ELISA test) can detect HIV in any way. i am not sure i am posting this in the right topic but thank you in advance 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 Read more »

Indeterminate Western Blot test

Posted by Candi, 1 Reply
...husband approximently six months ago, I got an HIV test done by ELISA and it was positive, then my doctor did not know about the Western Blot test, so I went and had that done and it came back indeterminate. My lab results read as this: Weak... Read more »