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Positive Elisa Indeterminate Western Blot Low Risk

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High risk behavior with a neg. Elisa and indeterminate Western Blot

I did have high rish behavior. I guess you could say "Russian Roulette" for the past 20 years! I am a top so I know my chances are less than a receiver with MSM. I have had a strange rash and no other symptoms except for tingling in my hands and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there... 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 »
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 »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV-2. AIDS 1994;8:S85-S93. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Proposed WHO criteria for interpreting results from Western blot assays for HIV-1, HIV-2, and HTLV-1/HTLV-II. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 1990;65:281-283. Louie M, Louie L,... 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 »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...oral sex on a female for a few minutes other than the girl I am now dating. My understanding is that although there is some risk from performing oral sex on a female that the risk is quite low. I have not had any type of illness or sickness in... Read more »

INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
...of low-risk blood donors showed that only 13% of those with repeatedly positive ELISA tests were shown to be HIV-positive by Western blot testing.[1] Thus, the ELISA test generates false-positives, but false-negatives occur exceedingly rarely.... Read more »

Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other infections.... Read more »

elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...current diarrhea and alcohol excess during weekends most probably have depressed my immune system. anyways she told me to have a western blot. PLEASE, any one who has the knowledge, please reply. Thankyou. Read more »