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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 »

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... Read more »

3 times positive in elisa but I check my present 2 years bf hes negative in elisa.

Doc, sorry maybe I will bother you for this things coz its realy hard to ask the doctors here in... Read more »
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Inconclusive Elisa, WB Positive. Subsequent tests negative

Posted by blueangel1980, 3 Replies
If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it. I went in for a routine STI test. HIV came back inconclusive for elisa and positive for western blot. Should a repeat Elisa have been done? Because I've taken several rapid tests, including a... 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 2 rapid also but all... 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 »

Elisa negative & WB with one weak band !!!

Posted by David78, 1 Reply
Dear friends , after 6 months and 8 negative elisa 4th gen. I decided to have a western blot test .. I am really scared and confused ... the test result was not clear , it shows only one weak band in correspondece of gp41. I had a herpes genitalis... Read more »