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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 »

Reactive ELISA with non-reactive Western Blot.

Only 485 days of Dubya, my fingers are crossed. Anyways...I got ill and had just about every... Read more »

How to get treatment treatment with non reactive HIV antibody blood result?

I am writing in a state of desparation. My husband has progressively gotten sick over the past... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

First In-Home, Rapid HIV Antibody Test Approved for Use in U.S.

On July 3, 2011, FDA approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). The OraQuick In-Home HIV... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Non-Disclosure of HIV-Positive Status Contributes to Spread of Disease, Public Health Experts Say in Book

HIV-positive individuals' failure to disclose their HIV status to sexual partners -- either intentionally or unintentionally -- is "a significant but underreported factor in the continued spread" of HIV in the United States, some public health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Non-Infected Babies Born to HIV Mothers Have Reduced Immunity to Measles

The results of this study suggest that babies born to HIV mothers would not be able to neutralize the measles virus as effectively and would lose protection sooner than babies born to healthy mothers. These babies would therefore be much more likely... 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 »

final suggestion and comments on my hiv ans stis status

Posted by chandyram
FINALLY i have tested for hiv, hepatitis -b,heptitis-c,vdrl once again after 31 weeks.by godsgrace every thing came negative, the following are the the tested results

1) hepatitis -c : result : negative

2)hepatitis b surface antigen
australia antigen
ob... Read more »

Possible Hiv infected but no antibodies produced?

Posted by chris8178, 2 Replies
Could you tell me is it possilble to have hiv with out having antibodies produced post 6 months?

I had unprotected anal sex about 7 months ago and been having some major health (oral) issues.

I have seen a lot of doctors; 3 ents; 2 general docs; 1... Read more »

Question on Antibody Detection

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all. 14 weeks ago, I went on a reckless spree...I'm not sure what was going through my mind but I had unprotected receptive oral sex with three men over a period of a month. None of these men ejaculated in my mouth and I don't know their HIV... Read more »