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Negative PCR and ELISA at six weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a female of unknown status. 4 weeks later after reading about hiv symptoms, I began having a number of symptoms including rash. I had elisa and pcr test negative at 45 days. Also saw a doctor who said symptoms could be... Read more »

Negative ELISA at 14 Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I tested negative on ELISA at 14 weeks post exposure (I should know, I counted the days). I wasn't sure if it was 3 calendar months or 12 weeks, so I took the conservative route and went 3 calendar months, plus one week. I took the test through... Read more »

6 Week Negative Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If 50% would present by week 4 what is the percentage for week 6? Should I test at week 8 or just wait out till the 3 month mark? Read more »

Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
Hi all,

Just would like some others opinions on my current situation.

3 weeks 4 days---My Doctors---Blood taken from vein in arm---Reactive Elisa---Negative Western Blot
5 weeks 2 days---Home Test----Blood from poke in finger---Non Reactive Elisa
9... Read more »

Negative 3rd gen elisa at WK 7.5 & 11.5?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Any expert on this! Is a negative result on a 3rd generation Elisa at weeks 7.5 and week 11.5 conclusive enough to say i'm clean? Read more »
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Pregnant / positive elisa but negative western blot (POSITIVE ELISA, NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT, PREGNANT, 2011)

My OBGYN advised me that my hiv results came back as a "repeatedly reactive" elisa but "negative" western blot. I am currently 10 weeks pregnant. I tested twice (5/2010 & 10/2010) for hiv while pregnant with my 8 month old...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.A repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot (WB) is considered a negative HIV test result, because the WB test is the more specific testing assay. Pregnancy can induce the production of nonspecific antibodies,... Read more »

Western Blot 'Indeterminate', ELISA 'Negative' (ELISA NEGATIVE, WESTERN BLOT INDETERMINATE)

Hi, I'm a male late 30s. I know you've touched on this issue before, but I was hoping to get more specifics on my somewhat unique quandry.My girlfiend insisted that I do a Western Blot _after_ my ELISA test. The ELISA for HIV 1/2 came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,How can I explain specifics on the results of a test that should never have been ordered? Your ELISA HIV-1/2 is negative, so you are HIV negative. Period. End of story."Uninterpretable results" are exactly that... Read more »

Pos EIA, Neg WB (POSITIVE ELISA, NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT)

I am a 30 year male who had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a female I did not know almost 3 months ago. I got tested at 9 weeks after exposure and the ELISA came back positive and the WB came back negative with no bands. The test was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A positive EIA (or ELISA) and negative confirmatory Western Blot is read as a negative HIV-screening test. This situation is not uncommon and I've addressed it many times before in this forum. I'll reprint some examples below from the... Read more »

Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and Pregnant!

Hello,I am a 21 year old female. Just recently found out I was pregnant. I'm 7 weeks along. At a routine pre-natal viist, I had a blood test. My doctor told me I tested positive for HIV with my mother in the room! She's very worried....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A reactive (positive) ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot is read as a negative HIV test. Your doctor was wrong to scare you. The most likely cause of your reactive ELISA test is non-specific cross-reacting antibodies resulting from your... Read more »
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