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Testing Herpes 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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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

...immunosorbent assay (Focus Diagnostics HerpeSelect HSV-1,HSV-2 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay IgG). Equivocal samples were repeated; Western blot was used to resolve any discrepant results. In all, 629 HIV-positive patients took part.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
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...erythematous pharyngitis. These symptoms lasted 10 days. On day 17 the concentration of p24 antigen was 250 ng per liter, the HIV Western blot assay had no positive band, and an enzyme immunoassay for antibodies to HIV was negative. The test for... Read more »

How much more sensitive is EIA than Western Blot?

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