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Reactive Elisa Followed By Different Screening Test

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Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Doctor,I have posted so many questions on this web site and no one has ever responded. Please help me.I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days after possible exposure. The result came back reactive on the Elisa but non-reactive on the Western...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. Antibodies to HIV are unique to HIV. However, there are certain conditions (cancers, autoimmune diseases, or other viral infections like HIV-2, HTLV-1, HTLV-2), which could produce antibodies which react in a HIV-1 assay and cause a false... Read more »

Elisa Results +ve and reactive (FALSE POSITIVE ELISA AND PREGNANCY)

Dear Rob,I am 37 year old happily married man and have been married for more than eight years. We... Read more »

ELISA a bad screening test!!!!!!

First of all, I would like to give you my story. Three years ago I had a high risk encounter with... Read more »
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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 »

INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
Jessica P. is a 32-year-old African American woman in good health. In November of 1999, she received a flu shot at her local clinic. Two weeks later, she developed fever and some upper respiratory tract complaints. She visited her primary care... Read more »

elisa test then wb

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I went for a regular HIV test at my doctors office. The test wasn't positive but "reactive" so the doctor then did a Western Blott test on the same sample which turned out to be negative.

Can I believe the Western Blott negative result or... Read more »

Different Generation of ELISA ?????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I emailed Quest regarding the test generation I had because it was conducted approximately 2 months after my possible exposure, and I wanted to know the reliability of my test. They emailed me back with this response:


Thank you for your inquiry to... Read more »