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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...infection stage. Many feel that identifying and making interventions during this period will greatly reduce infection rates. A cost-effective and efficient way to combine standard ELISA tests with viral load tests is called a "pooled PCR". Viral load tests are expensive to do individuallys. Instead of performing viral load tests on individual blood samples, they have found a way to combine or "pool" samples and test multiple people's...
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Indeterminate ELISA followed by negative results

DoctorYour opinion would set my mind at ease although I guess I know the answer.Back in 1999 after a real exposure to HIV (several unprotected sex with a HIV+ man - I was always on top and of course I did not know his status by then) I underwent...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Would it be possible that HIV entered your body and then went away, leaving only a trace (indeterminate ELISA)? No, absolutely not. But you knew that already, didn't you? Of course you did.If you can't cope, you should seek the help of Read more »

First ELISA rective, CMIA and ELISA non-reactive

Dear Doctor,I have a quick question for you. My husband was recently summoned by a blood bank who were doing a routine screening test and found his ELISA results were reactive for HIV I & II. They did not run a repeat ELISA or western blot to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your husband is definitively and conclusively HIV negative! Please note the type of HIV testing performed at blood banks is done to protect the blood supply, not diagnose HIV disease. The blood bank tests are set to be very sensitive so as not to... Read more »

Elisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY)

Dear Rob,I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight years. We have two sons, eight and six.My wife is 20 weeks pregnant. She went for all sorts of tests as per norm, but to our schock the Elisa results came back:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Positive/reactive ELISA results must always, always, always be confirmed with a more specific test (Western Blot or immunofluorescent assay) before the Read more »

Elisa positive WB indeterminate next elisa negative

Doc, I was told that my Elisa was positive and my WB was indeterminate. About four weeks after this news I tested again with an Elisa and it came back negative. Confussed
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »
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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...needle that has been used by someone who is HIV positive. The myth: "HIV can be spread through tears, sweat, mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected blood, semen, vaginal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...influenza caused by exposure to influenza-contaminated drinking water. Can 2009 H1N1 flu virus be spread through water in swimming pools, spas, water parks, interactive fountains, and other treated recreational water venues? Influenza viruses... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...the time. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot".... Read more »
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me realize otro elisa a los 4 meses y medio

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...me realize otro elisa a los 4 meses y medio Read more »

I am freaking out still 8 months later

Posted by Gator, 2 Replies
Would osmeone please listen to me ? 8 months ago I had a strep staph and yeast infection in my feet this went to my hands , i got hot one day playing softball last summer and boom this all went nuts, could too much heat exposure trigger HIV or... Read more »

Elisa and PCR test.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...is very encouraging and that the test can actually pick up antibodies within 3-5 weeks. Are they referring to the PCR test or Elisa test or both? (I just took the Elisa test. Negative after 5 weeks. Does it mean anything?) Read more »

duration Elisa

Posted by Anonymous
...how much time take a laboratory to made an Elisa, is confiable the elisas mades in 2hours Read more »