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Recent Vaccination And False Positve ELISA

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The Flu and False Positve HIV Results (FLU SHOT AND FALSE POSITIVE HIV TEST)

I was reading your archives and came across a question about the correlation between false positive HIV results and the Flu shot and you said this was false in 2005 but The New England Journal of Medicine printed an article in 2006 presenting the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, influenza vaccine can cause a false-positive HIV-antibody test due to nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies. I have written about this multiple times over the past several years. (See below.) Your partner has had one positive and two... Read more »

Recent vaccines could affect ELISA results?

I tested ELISA positive and 22 days after, the immunoblot gives indeterminate, my last exposure was... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: IAVI Report on Global Impact of AIDS Vaccine, Brief on Advanced Market Commitment for Vaccine Development

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative recently released a report and brief discussing different aspects of HIV/AIDS vaccine development. Summaries of two of the resources are below. "Estimating the Global Impact of an AIDS Vaccine ": The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: AVAC AIDS Vaccine Handbook; U.N. Millennium Project Report on Fighting AIDS in Developing World

"AIDS Vaccine Handbook: Global Perspectives ," AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition : The handbook, which was released in conjunction with the eighth annual HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, aims to provide an overview of the key scientific, political, social,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AFP Examines Recent HIV Vaccine Findings

Agence France-Presse examines how two recent studies have "boosted morale" among HIV vaccine researchers who have struggled for decades to develop a viable vaccine to protect people from the virus. "On September 3, researchers in the United States... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Science Magazine Examines Recent HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Results

Science magazine reviews the disappointing results of two recent HIV vaccine clinical trials, which "sugges[t] that a successful vaccine, the most effective way to slow if not end the epidemic, lies far in the future." The news service focuses on... Read more »
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elisa false positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
kindly advise ,whether negative western blot after 2 positve elisa at 2 different labs.

what are chances of being positive , as both the labs comes out with negative western blot test

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Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
Last Januaury I had unprotected anal sex in which the man ejaculated inside me. I was so nervous that I didn't have the guts to tell him to wear a condom. I just found out yesterday that I tested positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood... Read more »

Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
I've read that the vaccine could cause HIV RNA levels to increase, showing an elevated viral load for up to 4-6 weeks. My question is this - would the Hep B vaccine affect the HIV ELISA causing either a false negative or a false positive result? I... Read more »

Rear undetectable strain, group, CRFs - false negative

Posted by Vasyl, 2 Replies
Hello!

I read a lot of literature about HIV after my indecent.
Now I made a conclusion I'm infected with some rear HIV strain/group/CRF which tests can't detect.
If you read my story you'll probably see there are too many facts which lead to this... Read more »