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Positive ELISA negative western blot

I was recently tested for HIV and came back positive ELISA but negative western blot. Should I go back and get another test done to make sure its negative? Last test was June 2010. I do work in healthcare with patients that are HIV +, I have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A positive ELISA and negative Western Blot is considered a negative HIV-screening test. This, most likely, will not prevent you from donating blood. No, the health department Read more »

Positive ELISA negative Western blot

I just wanted to thank you for this forum. I am 7 weeks pregnant, and received a call last Friday... Read more »

Positive ELISA, Negative Western Blot, Negative NAT

I recently donated blood and received a letter from the agency detailing the aforementioned... 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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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...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 »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...usually been done two or more times. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99... Read more »
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Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
...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 weeks 4 days---Home... 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 Read more »

Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
...What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

Do TWO false positive ELISA tests mean I'm okay?

Posted by bobarama, 1 Reply
...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 months after the prior test which again had a positive ELISA, with negative... Read more »