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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential
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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 symptom associated with ARS down to the drenching sweats (I had to take a shower and change my sheets) and rash all over my trunk. Since then I've had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A reactive ELISA and negative Western Blot is considered a negative HIV test. That you have had the same result at multiple test sites over a Read more »

First ELISA rective, CMIA and ELISA non-reactive

Dear Doctor,I have a quick question for you. My husband was recently summoned by a blood bank who were doing a routine screening test and found his ELISA results were reactive for HIV I & II. They did not run a repeat ELISA or western blot to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your husband is definitively and conclusively HIV negative! Please note the type of HIV testing performed at blood banks is done to protect the blood supply, not diagnose HIV disease. The blood bank tests are set to be very sensitive so as not to... Read more »

Elisa positive WB indeterminate next elisa negative

Doc, I was told that my Elisa was positive and my WB was indeterminate. About four weeks after this news I tested again with an Elisa and it came back negative. Confussed
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »

Resultados ELISA, WESTERN BLOT Y OTRO ELISA...AYUDEME POR FAVOR!!

Hola doctor Steven antes que nada reciba un cordial saludo, vuelvo a escribir ya que no he recibido respuesta de ustedes y le agradecera me hiciera favor de contestarme.Le escribo desde Mxico y es para lo siguiente, yo soy una paciente femenina que...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...te habra recomendado que te hubieras realizado el examen en el primer lugar. Por definicin el resultado de tu primer examen, ELISA positivo y Western Blot indeterminado) fue "indeterminado." Los pacientes en los grupos de bajo riesgo con... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...the time. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot".... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. It can be done on blood, mouth swab, or urine. Before a... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...or passing HIV by casual contact. Remember, HIV is not transmitted by: Hugs Dancing Sharing food or drinks Using a shower, bath, or bed used by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no significant dental problems) ... Read more »
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Detecting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for sure about this info but i was jw even if the virus hides can they still detect it at say 3-6 months or sooner with the elisa test ? and why do some pp take 6 months to produce antibodies ? someone told me im reading it wrong bcuz 1-5% will... Read more »

French Advice on ELISA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...about sore throat + sore eyes 2 weeks after exposure occurs in HIV. I also noticed sweatyness, and redness on my legs after showering. Anyway, I told gf about this potential exposure and that I was worried, and went to the clinic, who said I... Read more »

Shower guy extremely worried

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've tested negative at 3 months. Risk is very low, possible vaginal secretions in a flesh wound. Been having tons of symptoms sice week one but what freaked me out the most was a rash a day after getting my 3 month negative. It was a really bad... Read more »

Elisa and PCR test.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...is very encouraging and that the test can actually pick up antibodies within 3-5 weeks. Are they referring to the PCR test or Elisa test or both? (I just took the Elisa test. Negative after 5 weeks. Does it mean anything?) Read more »