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Procedure For Western Blot Assay For Hiv

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inconclusive western blot (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

Elisa was positive, so western blot was done and came back inconclusive, then the same results in a month and then in 3. What does this mean...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is not an uncommon problem. See below.Dr. Bobindeterminate test results (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)Feb 17, 2007 I am a 24 yrs old heterosexual male. About 5 weeks ago I experienced a burring sensation in my urine after having non... Read more »

Pregnancy with indeterminate western blot test (PREGNANCY WITH INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

Thank you so much for your information and support. I just found out today that my second test... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Donor Screening Assays for Infectious Agents and HIV Diagnostic Assays

Antibody to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg Assay) Tradename(s) Format Sample Use Manufacturer Approval Date Auszyme Monoclonal EIA Serum / Plasma / Cadaveric Serum Donor Screen & Conf. Kit Abbott Laboratories... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Prueba del VIH

¿Por qué debería hacerse la prueba del VIH? ¿Qué es la prueba de anticuerpos contra el VIH? Elisa Ensayo Western Blot (WB) Ensayo de inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFA) Período ventana ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Uptake of Infant Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Western Kenya

Three randomized trials have shown male circumcision decreases female-to-male HIV incidence by 60 percent. The study authors note that this research in sub-Saharan Africa has centered on adolescents and adults. Modeling suggests the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

"In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe the design, implementation, and evolution of the program. Patient data were analyzed for reasons,... Read more »
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Western Blot Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have just been told by my doctor that my screen test for HIV came back positive but the Western Blot Test was indeterminate. Does anyone know what my chances are of having this "False Positive" turn out to be nothing? I have already had blood... Read more »

Western Blot Accuracy

Posted by brainfried, 3 Replies
I have read tons of articles on Elisa testing and all the various rapid tests, but I can't find any information at all on the Western Blot test. From my understanding, the Elisa has a high sensitivity which means you will get some(rarely) false... Read more »

western blot question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
how long does it take for the western blot to turn positive ? Read more »

western blot

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does the western blot take longer to turn positive than the elisa test ? how many weeks ? Read more »