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Reactive Ag/Ab Combo Sreen - Negative Western Blot

Posted by Seth28, 3 Replies
Hi All,

It's been 8 weeks since I had condom protected anal sex with my HIV positive ex boyfriend. He did not cum inside the condom in me.

In November 2011 I got tested and I was non-reactive (negative) from the combo screen. I just got tested 2 weeks... 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 »

Indeterminate western blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Question - I recently had an indeterminate western blot result. I was told to come back in 6 weeks and test again. What does this mean? Am I infected. I have had heterosexual unprotected sex with couple of times the past year with people I've... Read more »

Indeterminate Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a routine HIV test done two weeks ago. The result was indeterminate. I am not a "high risk" individual. My last sexual contact was vaginal sex, unprotected, about 90 days ago with a good friend who claims to be clean. I have only been with two... Read more »

Risk of Protected Anal Sex?

Posted by coolcoop36, 2 Replies
So basically I am a male, had one experience with another male about 9 months ago. The only thing that happened was PROTECTED anal sex where I was the top, we made out and some genital to genital touching. I am concerned because I had a tiny cut on... Read more »
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Pos EIA, Neg WB (POSITIVE ELISA, NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT)

I am a 30 year male who had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a female I did not know almost 3 months ago. I got tested at 9 weeks after exposure and the ELISA came back positive and the WB came back negative with no bands. The test was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A positive EIA (or ELISA) and negative confirmatory Western Blot is read as a negative HIV-screening test. This situation is not uncommon and I've addressed it many times before in this forum. I'll reprint some examples below from the... Read more »

WB Indeterminate 1st test, 2nd test negative (INDETERMINANT WESTERN BLOT)

I am 14 wks pregnant....want to start by saying my son is almost 3 yrs, tetsed negative, been with my husband almost 10 years and had a negative result 6 months ago when applying for a life insurance policy. My story, almost 2 wks ago, I tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Rare case? No, not really all that rare. Check the archives and you'll find many similar situations. (See below.) In your case I would assume cross-reacting nonspecific antibodies resulting from pregnancy are what's confounding your... Read more »

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 »

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 came back negative. I hope this means that I am ok. I feel amazingly better. Thank you again for all that you do for people. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yep, that means you are absolutely, definitively and conclusively OK!WOO-de-fricking-HOO!!!I'll post your original question below, because this issue comes up not infrequently. Hopefully it will keep other moms-to-be from freaking out if... Read more »
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AIDS Gel Shown to Protect Anal Tissue From HIV

New research presented at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, Feb. 27-March 2, shows that a gel containing tenofovir may help prevent HIV when used rectally. The gel containing Gilead Sciences Inc.'s... Read more »
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Factors Associated With Event-Level Anal Sex and Condom Use During Anal Sex Among Adolescent Women

In the current study, the team set out to examine the distribution of and factors associated with event-level heterosexual anal sex, and of event-level condom use during anal sex, in a group of adolescent women. A total of 387 women, ages 14 to 17... Read more »
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Is It a Risk? How risky are certain activities? Pick one from the pulldown menu or click here and find out! Select a sexual activity Pick an activity Anal Sex (In general) Anal Sex (Insertive) Anal Sex (Receptive) Anal/Vaginal Intercouse... Read more »