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Positive Western Blot Non Specific Cross Reacting Antibodies

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Pregnant, + ELISA, indeterminate western blot (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I saw some threads about this subject - my OB informed me of a positive ELISA test and indeterminate western blot for HIV in my pregnancy bloodwork. He has now drawn more blood to send off for a PCR test. From research I've done, it is really rare...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...recent sex partners to get tested.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Indeterminate Western Blot tests account for 4% to 20% of Western Blot assays in various studies. The causes of indeterminate results include:1. Serologic tests in the process of... Read more »

Indeterminate wb (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

My wife and I just started an IVF cycle in feb of this year. We were both tested for stds and hiv... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II)

...considered a negative result overall, and this means that no antibodies were found. ELISA tests are either positive or negative. Western Blot tests however, can be positive, negative or indeterminate. An indeterminate test means that the test... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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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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 »

indeterminate western blot

Posted by help290
...indeterminate western blot means. In the past three years I had 7 antibody test and 1 pcr all negitive then the doctor gave me a western blot test that came back indeterminate,the very next day I got another antibody test at a free clinic that... Read more »

Test results to HIV and HCV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...erythematous pharyngitis. These symptoms lasted 10 days. On day 17 the concentration of p24 antigen was 250 ng per liter, the HIV Western blot assay had no positive band, and an enzyme immunoassay for antibodies to HIV was negative. The test for... Read more »

Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just found out 5 weeks ago I had AIDS. My viral load was 490,000 and CD4 count was 190. My doctor started me on Norvir, Invarase, and Zerit. After hearing about all the side effects, I ... Read more »