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How Common Is A False Positive Elisa Hiv Test

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False Positive Elisa?

Hi - My husband recently had to have bloodwork done and his Elisa came back positive (repeatedly reactive is what it read) and his Western Blot came back negative. His doctor kind of blew it off and said its nothing to worry about, a false positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Should you or your husband be worried? No, you should not! A repeatedly reactive ELISA and negative Western Blot is considered a negative HIV-screening test. There are many reasons for a reactive ELISA. I've discussed Read more »

false positive Elisa

I was date raped a year ago. I took a HIV test at 60 and 90 days and both came out negative. At... Read more »

HIV...Scared (PREGNANCY AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TESTS)

Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even... Read more »
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Pregnant and False- positive

Posted by pregnant2009, 3 Replies
... I am 9month pregnant and two weeks ago my Ob doctor ordered me a HIV test. Last week the result came in and it was positive. Then he took my blood again to confirm. I was shocked by the result. Read more »

Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
...Now I'm just waiting for the results of the Western Blot test. I was just wondering if anyone could give me information about false positives such as the likelihood of having one and/or what could cause one. At this point I'd rather just know... Read more »

Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA

Posted by HoPeAndFaiTh, 1 Reply
...hi folks.. Im sorry because of my bad english. I had a ELISA 4 generation test + p24, after 9 weeks of possible infection (60 days). It was negative. I did the test after 4 weeks too. And Read more »

Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...Hello.. i tested "false positive" at the local clinic with an ora-sure rapid hiv 1/2 kit.. they immediatley followed it up with a second test (elisa) that was Read more »