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Rare Subtypes And Western Blot

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Richard Cordova III

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Hi there:The Western Blot will pick up all subtypes of HIV. However, because of their high degree of specificity, should only be used as confirmatory tests following a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA, EIA or rapid test. There is a significant... Read more »

rare subtypes

Dear Dr. Little,I am an ER physician in Chicago. I had a patient that tested negative by EIA,... Read more »

Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-1 Subtype Linked to Transmission in Argentina

There appear to be two HIV-1 epidemics in Argentina: one in heterosexuals and IV drug users and another in gay men, scientists announced in Havana on April 9 at the Second Forum on HIV/AIDS/STD in Latin America and the Caribbean. Biologist Mara de... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Publishes Genetic Study of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain Found in NYC Patient

The March 19 issue of the journal Lancet includes a genetic study of the rare, drug-resistant HIV strain found in a New York City patient, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. The study -- based on the work of a team of researchers from the Aaron Diamond... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Still Divided Over Significance of New York City Case of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

Experts on Thursday at the 12th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston remained divided about whether the detection of a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain in a New York City man represents "a scientific oddity or a... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other... Read more »

western blot question

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