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Reactive Antibody And Negative Elisa And Western Blot

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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
...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 »

Positive ELISA negative Western blot

I just wanted to thank you for this forum. I am 7 weeks pregnant, and received a call last Friday... 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 »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV-2. AIDS 1994;8:S85-S93. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Proposed WHO criteria for interpreting results from Western blot assays for HIV-1, HIV-2, and HTLV-1/HTLV-II. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 1990;65:281-283. Louie M, Louie L,... Read more »
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HIV Testing 101

...enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), sometimes called enzyme immunoassay (EIA). The most often used confirmatory test is the Western blot. Identical technology is used in tests for numerous illnesses, including Lyme disease, Constantine... Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial screening showed "reaction" and was positive but no HIV antibodies were found in my blood. I am aware of the "window" period and that this can happen. However, my Dr. feels... Read more »

INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
...colleagues[10] published a study of 168 "healthy adult volunteers at minimal or no risk" for HIV infection. All were screened via ELISA, Western blot analysis, viral culture, and polymerase chain reaction. None had a positive result in any assay,... Read more »

testing question for results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...what does Indeterminate and NON reactive mean when getting a reult from elisa test ? Read more »

Recived a "False Positive" test, but still worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...follows... --------------------------------------------------------------- Reactive ELISA. Reference Range=Non-Reactive. Non-reactive Western Blot. He said that the WB test is more expensive/accurate, and if I had it then the Western Blot would... Read more »