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ELISA repeatedly reactive Western Blot non-reactive

I am a 61 year old woman. Recently during qualification for an allergy clinical trial, I tested repeatedly reactive on an ELISA test and then non-reactive on the follow up Western Blot test. I went to my own doctor who ran another test. Again the...
Richard Cordova III

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Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:You could be experiencing a false-positive on the ELISA tests for a variety of reasons. Certain autoimmune diseases, multiple pregnancies, and previous infections with certain viruses, and bacteria can cause a false-positive ELISA test. A... Read more »

6 months pregnant and Elisa HIV 1 Came back Repeatedly Reactive

I was recently test for HIV 1 and I'm 6 months pregnant and my test came back repeatedly... Read more »

Repeatedly reactive EIAs

Dear Dr. Frascino: I have a client who was tested twice in 2002 with these results: HIV1 repeatedly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Repeat Viral Testing of IVF Couples Not Needed: Study

Running repeat tests for HIV and hepatitis B and C on couples before each cycle of in-vitro fertilization treatment is unnecessary, a new study suggests. The initial screening is enough if the couple reports no new risk factors, according to Drs.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Repeat Syphilis Testing at a Large Urban LGBT Health Clinic: Chicago, IL 2002-2008

At six and 12 months after diagnosis with early syphilis, CDC recommends clinical and serologic re-evaluation to determine treatment efficacy. The researchers conducted the current retrospective cohort study of men who have sex with men enrolled... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Human Papillomavirus More Likely to Be Reactivated Among HIV-Positive Women, Study Says

The human papillomavirus -- which is the primary cause of cervical cancer -- is more likely to be reactivated among HIV-positive women with suppressed immune systems, according to a study published in the April 20 issue of the Journal of the... Read more »
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HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return today to repeat... Read more »

ARS in 7 days? Repeating symptoms?

Posted by packersman, 2 Replies
A little background: I'm a straight male who had an unprotected one-night-stand with a girl I met in a club seven weeks ago. I don't know her status or have any way of contacting her. Following the encounter, I had the following symptoms. The days... Read more »

repeat negative tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The last cdc test of lab performance on elisa test came out to the 99.8% sensitivity, and 99.9% specificity. There were 7 false-negatives out of 3704 tests.

Here are the stats:

My question is, if... Read more »