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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
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 »
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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

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot". This is why home test kits cannot tell you if you have HIV infection. The sample you collect must be tested... Read more »
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Negative after Pos Raip

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...I took a mouth swab at a HIV clinic and it read Preliminary pos, so my doctor took a confirmation test and that was negative. Is it normal to still have worries that there is HIV in my body. I have been in a comitted relationship since the summer Read more »

NAT positive, but still have a question

Posted by paper_plane, 1 Reply
...blood using the NAT test and it came back positive. So they tested me again on the rapid and it was still negative. They ran the western blot test and i am waiting for the results, is there any chance that the NAT test could have been wrong? I... Read more »

Any knowledge would be helpful

Posted by Javaboy, 1 Reply
...drew blood for it instead of the oral test. My test also came back prelimanry positive and now I have to wait two weeks for my western blot test to come back. My question is has anyone known anyone that has been tested positive with the rapid... 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 »