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Sore In Mouth Negative Western Blot

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western blot?

well hi there.i went to hiv doctor in new haven. he said he doesnt think i have a lipo. but says i have thrush im my mouth. he oreded a western blot for me. that is the only test i never had done. the reason is is because you always said a western...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diagnostic screening test consists of an enzyme-linked immunoassay (EIA/ELISA) or rapid HIV test followed by a confirmatory Western Blot (WB) test if and only if the screening EIA is "repeatedly reactive" (positive). WB detects antibodies to... Read more »

is the oraquick reliable?

I'm almost 9 weeks pregnant and my hiv screening test came out positive so I'm waiting on the... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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 »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...blood, mouth swab, or urine. 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 99... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot". This is why home test kits cannot tell you if you have HIV infection. The sample you collect must be tested... Read more »
The Well Project

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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Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
...What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
...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 »

Infected??????????

Posted by yes1, 1 Reply
...this could be a point of entry for the virus. Testing: I have had a PCR DNA test at 72 hrs after, A ELISA 72 hrs after, a Western Blot test at 6 days, Western Blot at 18 days, and Western Blot at 8 wks after possible exposure and they all came... Read more »

Negative after Pos Raip

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...I took a mouth swab at a HIV clinic and it read Preliminary pos, so my doctor took a confirmation test and that was negative. Is it normal to still have worries that there is HIV in my body. I have been in a comitted relationship since the summer Read more »