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Reliability Of Western Blot Test On Negative Result

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Whats the chances of positive western blot test results actually be a false positive??? (WESTERN BLOT TEST)

i just recently got tested positive with western blot hiv! in all areas that the doctors test for i am reactive in every catagorie!! all 3 of my partners in the last year and a half are all negative but me!! is it possible to be a fauls positive?? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, it's possible your Western Blot (WB) test was a false-positive, particularly if this was your only HIV test! WB tests should only be run as a confirmatory test after someone has a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA, EIA or rapid test.... Read more »

Western Blot 'Indeterminate', ELISA 'Negative' (ELISA NEGATIVE, WESTERN BLOT INDETERMINATE)

Hi, I'm a male late 30s. I know you've touched on this issue before, but I was hoping to... Read more »
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WESTERN BLOT NEGATIVE

Posted by Anonymous
Hi Jackie, I read your post before going to pick up my results and must tell you I was very scared, know I can move on since my results were negative past the window period and did a test that has a high false positive rating and came negative so I... 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 »

Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

Indeterminate Western Blot test

Posted by Candi, 1 Reply
Hello,
To get with my question I will start as I went in for what I thought was a routine check up after sepearting from my husband approximently six months ago, I got an HIV test done by ELISA and it was positive, then my doctor did not know about... Read more »