How Common Is A False Positive Elisa Hiv Test
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Positive/reactive ELISA results must always, always, always be confirmed with a more specific test (Western Blot or immunofluorescent assay) before the person is labeled HIV positive. That your wife's gynecologist may not realize this is... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,A reactive ELISA and negative Western Blot test is considered to be a negative HIV test. ELISAs can be reactive for a variety of reasons other than HIV causing false positive results, including the detection of nonspecific cross-reacting... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 these at length in... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Thanks for your post. Yes, we are trying to get this more recent information out to a wider audience. The influenza vaccine changes from year to year to cover the most likely flu strain candidates for the coming flu season. We do have recent... Read more »
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Posted by jp976, 1 ReplyLast Januaury I had unprotected anal sex in which the man ejaculated inside me. I was so nervous that I didn't have the guts to tell him to wear a condom. I just found out yesterday that I tested positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood... Read more »
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Posted by bobarama, 1 ReplyI had unprotected insertive vaginal, with a lady a few times. I then had a flu like illness with a flat rash on my chest and stomach.
A few weeks after that I tested and it was a positive ELISA with negative Western Blot.
I went back to test again 7... Read more »
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