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Pregnant / positive elisa but negative western blot (POSITIVE ELISA, NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT, PREGNANT, 2011)

My OBGYN advised me that my hiv results came back as a "repeatedly reactive" elisa but "negative" western blot. I am currently 10 weeks pregnant. I tested twice (5/2010 & 10/2010) for hiv while pregnant with my 8 month old...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.A repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA and negative confirmatory Western Blot (WB) is considered a negative HIV test result, because the WB test is the more specific testing assay. Pregnancy can induce the production of nonspecific antibodies,... Read more »

Positive ELISA, Negative Western Blot, Negative NAT

I recently donated blood and received a letter from the agency detailing the aforementioned... Read more »

Pregnancy with indeterminate western blot test (PREGNANCY WITH INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

Thank you so much for your information and support. I just found out today that my second test... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: A Retrospective Case Note Review of Sex Worker Attendees at Sexual Health Clinics in the Western Suburbs of Sydney

Although sex workers (SWs) are globally recognized to be at high risk for acquiring and transmitting STDs, the authors noted there is "a paucity of published data concerning SWs from the western suburbs of Sydney." The last such study was conducted... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence of and Risk Factors for HIV-1 Infection Among Female Commercial Sex Workers in South America

The authors conducted the current study to assess HIV prevalence and associated risk behaviors among female commercial sex workers (FCSW) across major cities in nine countries in South America from 1999-2002. They performed seroepidemiological,... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Sex Workers and Human Rights

Prejudice and ignorance can go a really long way towards sustaining injustice, and that is why I believe that sessions like the one on sex workers rights at the Human Rights Networking Zone was completely necessary. The presence of sex workers at... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Brigada Callejera, a Revolutionary Sex Worker Organization in Mexico City

When members of Brigada Callejera, a sex workers' and transgender rights organization in Mexico City, came to the first of the AIDS2008 activist meetings last Saturday morning, they explained the human rights issues that sex workers here face. Not... Read more »
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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 »

Reactive Ag/Ab Combo Sreen - Negative Western Blot

Posted by Seth28, 3 Replies
Hi All,

It's been 8 weeks since I had condom protected anal sex with my HIV positive ex boyfriend. He did not cum inside the condom in me.

In November 2011 I got tested and I was non-reactive (negative) from the combo screen. I just got tested 2 weeks... Read more »

Indeterminate western blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Question - I recently had an indeterminate western blot result. I was told to come back in 6 weeks and test again. What does this mean? Am I infected. I have had heterosexual unprotected sex with couple of times the past year with people I've... Read more »

Indeterminate Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a routine HIV test done two weeks ago. The result was indeterminate. I am not a "high risk" individual. My last sexual contact was vaginal sex, unprotected, about 90 days ago with a good friend who claims to be clean. I have only been with two... Read more »