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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...possibility that the ELISA test may be falsely positive. HIV screening requires a two-part test. First, the ELISA (or EIA or rapid test) is done. If positive, a confirmatory test, such as the Western Blot, must be done and come back positive... Read more »

HIV Rapid Test Kit Question -- Donation Given to your Aids Foundation

Hello Dr. Bob, Sorry for the repititious question today, as I have not received an answer yet so I... Read more »

False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...specimens in the lab, we've made a couple of important observations. The first was that oral fluid testing -- using the OraQuick Advance device on a oral fluid swab -- detected only about 86% of all of the cases of HIV that were actually present... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...Department of Public Health. This study looked at results for about 21,000 patient tests that were done with the OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test between January 2005 and December 2007, who had either an initial HIV negative result or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Mark National HIV Testing Day, Promote Use of OraQuick Rapid Tests

...status. There are about 40,000 new HIV cases in the U.S. annually (Burgos/Lespier, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle , 6/27). OraQuick Tests HIV/AIDS advocates during National HIV Testing Day will join with 18 mayors across the country to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraQuick Rapid HIV Test for Oral Fluid

... What is the significance of the FDA's approval of the OraQuick rapid HIV test for oral fluid on Mar. 26, 2004? What is the difference between the new OraQuick rapid HIV test for oral fluid and Read more »
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hiv rapid test 1/2

Posted by sillysausage, 1 Reply
Hi everyone, are these tests highly reliable after six months? I had a negative one today thank god, but the doc still sends all bloods off to lab to test as well. Have i anything to worry about? Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period. This was the fingerprick test I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative I tested 121 days after exposure - negative. i been reading this forum i see... Read more »

RAPID HIV TEST-DO YOU'll READ THESE WHEN I POST?

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
...them? Wednesday, June 14, 2000 | Print this story FDA Blamed for Holding Up Rapid AIDS Tests Health: CDC... Read more »