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Smoking After Someone Negative Western Blot

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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 Read more »

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...HIV negative. I repeated the test five times (home kits) and I was negative. Should I repeat or do an ELISA test? I had a Western blot test about two weeks ago and it came back as "indeterminate with moderate reactivity to p24." The doctor... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

... Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Read more »
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HIV Testing

...become more widely available to other test sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful... Read more »
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Myths About HIV

...usually been done two or more times. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than... Read more »
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...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 weeks 4 days---Home... Read more »

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Is this really happening?

Posted by optimistic, 5 Replies
...I have tested negative in september last year. They repeat the ELISA test and it gave the same results. So they make me the Western Blot test and we will know the results next monday. I'm quite frightened and also I feel quite alone. I know I've... Read more »