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Hiv Western Blot Test How Long Does It Take For Results

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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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3 indeterminate western blot results

Posted by justanxious, 1 Reply
Hi everyone, I'm new here so forgive me if this is in the wrong place.
To start out, I'm a 32 yr old white heterosexual male living in the southern U.S.. Due to a family member recently dying of cancer at a young age I decided to get checked for... 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 »

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What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
how long does it take for the western blot to turn positive ? Read more »