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Positive Hiv 1 And 2 But Negative Western Blot

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Negative HIV test but reactive? Negative Western Blot

My OBGYN doctor called this afternoon and told me that my HIV test came back negative but reactive? I also think he said the lab did the Western Blot which also came back negative. Now they want to do the DNA test. Why do they need to do another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive before a person can be told he or she has tested HIV positive! A positive screening ELISA test and negative confirmatory Western Blot test is considered to be a negative HIV test! (Such was the case with your wife.) One of the common... Read more »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never... 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine HIV Screening in the Emergency Department Using the New U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines: Results From a High-Prevalence Area

...(59.7 percent) accepted. Twenty-six of these had a preliminary positive screen, of whom 13 were lost to follow-up, nine were Western blot-confirmed positive, and four were confirmed negative by Western blot. Eight of the nine patients with... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

need some help

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...changes you name it i have had it, folliculitis very bad to date. I continue to test negative elisa scary huh. I tested positive western blot at one point and dont know wht i am going to do. I haent started meds yet b/c doctors cant seem to... Read more »

negative or positive?

Posted by wasek
...body cells- nerve cell, neuron cell etc. 2. or the virus is eliminated. now come to the serial 1: in this case elisa test and western blot test will always remain positive. rna rt pcr may be negative or undetectable. for serial 2: rna rt pcr... Read more »