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Indeterminate Hiv Western Blot

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Indeterminate HIV Western Blot Test

Dr. Frascino:I tested positive about 10 years ago when I was treated for non-pcp pneumonia. At that time I do not know if a western blot test was performed or not. However, I do know that I had a detectable viral load and a low t-cell count. at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV specialist will be able to review your old medical records and comment in more detail. As for your current indeterminate Western Blot, this is not an uncommon occurrence and most likely due to a testing or laboratory problem. Again I... Read more »

Reactive HIV test, but indeterminate Western Blot

Dr. Bob--I recently had an HIV test. The result was High, 10.47. Repeatedly Reactive. So, they did... Read more »

indeterminate hiv results (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT, PREGNANCY)

Dr. Bob,At the end of August I became pregnant. I was on vacation and became extremely nauseated so... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...become more widely available to other test sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful... Read more »
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...HIV negative. I repeated the test five times (home kits) and I was negative. Should I repeat or do an ELISA test? I had a Western blot test about two weeks ago and it came back as "indeterminate with moderate reactivity to p24." The doctor... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot". This is why home test kits cannot tell you if you have HIV infection. The sample you collect must be tested... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...the test is negative, you will know in 15-30 minutes. If it is positive, you will still have to take the standard ELISA and Western Blot tests for confirmation. This is because the SUDS test can occasionally show a false positive result. In other... Read more »
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Indeterminate Western Blot test

Posted by Candi, 1 Reply
...husband approximently six months ago, I got an HIV test done by ELISA and it was positive, then my doctor did not know about the Western Blot test, so I went and had that done and it came back indeterminate. My lab results read as this: Weak... Read more »

Indeterminate western blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Question - I recently had an indeterminate western blot result. I was told to come back in 6 weeks and test again. What does this mean? Am I infected. I have had heterosexual unprotected 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 Read more »

flu shot

Posted by shadesofgrey, 1 Reply
...I just read on dr. bob column that a flu shot can cause indeterminate results on hiv test, does anyone have anymore info on that. thanks Read more »