Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Inconclusive Western Blot And Negative Rapid Tests

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

inconclusive western blot (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

Elisa was positive, so western blot was done and came back inconclusive, then the same results in a month and then in 3. What does this mean...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is not an uncommon problem. See below.Dr. Bobindeterminate test results (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)Feb 17, 2007 I am a 24 yrs old heterosexual male. About 5 weeks ago I experienced a burring sensation in my urine after having non... Read more »

2 Inconclusive Western blot test

I'm 4 months pregnant and this is my 3rd pregnancy I gave birth in 2006 and 2007 all my labs... Read more »
Articles
TheBodyPRO.com

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update: HIV Counseling and Testing Using Rapid Tests -- United States, 1995

Approximately 25 million persons each year in the United States are tested for antibody to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Publicly funded counseling and testing (CT) programs conduct approximately 2.5 million ofthese tests each year. CT can... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

My name is Dr. Joanne Stekler. I'm an acting assistant professor at the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Tests: Questions/Answers

What has been the routine test for HIV antibody testing? The standard screening test for antibody to HIV is the enzyme immunoasssay (EIA), which iswidely used in the United States and around the world. This test requires serum or plasma, so ablood... Read more »
Connect With Others

Inconclusive Elisa, WB Positive. Subsequent tests negative

Posted by blueangel1980, 3 Replies
If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it. I went in for a routine STI test. HIV came back inconclusive for elisa and positive for western blot. Should a repeat Elisa have been done? Because I've taken several rapid tests, including a... Read more »

elisa positive and western blot negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there still a need to go for further test if 2 elisa positive and then negative western blot test. I am not in the risk group. Only some 9 months back I did unprotective oral but safe penetrating with al low risk girl.
I did 2 rapid also but all... Read more »

INCONCLUSIVE TEST RESULTS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
QUESTION?? I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX ON JAN 1,2005 ABOUT 8 DAYS LATER I DEVELOPED A RASH OVER MY BODY. I WENT TO TEST AT THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUT I JUST COULDN'T WAIT 2WEEKS FOR RESULTS SO I WENT TO MY DOCTOR AND TESTED. WELL THE HEALTH... Read more »

Western Blot Accuracy

Posted by brainfried, 3 Replies
I have read tons of articles on Elisa testing and all the various rapid tests, but I can't find any information at all on the Western Blot test. From my understanding, the Elisa has a high sensitivity which means you will get some(rarely) false... Read more »