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Undetermined Test Results After 6 Months

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pregnant positive/indeterminate test results

Please Help!!!I have asked this question three times and really need help so I can stop stressing.I was tested positive elisa indeterminate wb at 14 weeks pregnant.I was retested4-5 weeks later and the test was negative!Is this accurate and do I...
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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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...could have caused the positive Western Blot in my wife. We spoke to a infectious disease doctor and they were surprised by the latest results and ordered more testing. I am pretty confident that there is some type of error in the last test, but... Read more »

Pregant with a positive elisa test with undeterminal wester blot??? (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I have read several articles on thebody.com about women testing positive on the elisa test for HIV but an indeterminal western blot. my sister in law is going through this right now and is freaking out. she has been with my brother for 1 1/2 and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pcr.Both my wife and I are not in a risk group. We've been married six years and faithful, no drugs, etc, plus we had the negative test results in feb before beginning the ivf.Results of pcr are not back yet (by the way, how long does that... Read more »

3 inconclusive test results...? (PREGNANCY) (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

I am 37 weeks pregnant with my 4th pregnancy. Since Novemeber, I have had one ELISA test which read an inconclusive result, and two Western Blot Tests that both came back inconclusive as well. Why could this be? I have been told over and over by my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...merely read the archives of this forum! The answers and reassurance you are looking for can be found there. See below.Dr. BobHIV test results (PREGNANCY) (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)Apr 22, 2008 I tested positive in 2005 for anti hiv 1 and 2. The... Read more »

HIV test results (PREGNANCY) (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

I tested positive in 2005 for anti hiv 1 and 2. The supplemental HIV 1 and 2 were negative as were the western blot and the p24 antigen was non reactive. I only found out about this test after I became pregnant a year later in 2006 and both the HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is not recommended for routine HIV screening; however, it can be helpful in sorting out unclear or indeterminate HIV-antibody test results, as it does not rely on anti-HIV antibodies, but rather checks for a piece of the HIV virus itself. I'll... Read more »
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Got results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...last sexual encounter, in which I could have been given HIV. It was neg. Should I give this a rest, or test again at 6 Months? What are the chances this is not determining? What porcentage of people test neg at 9 weeks? Read more »

Test Accuracy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...risk of false positives and the price. Those two issues aside, how conclusive is a negative pcr DNA test if taken 3 or more months past the possible exposure? Does anyone know of any stats on this issue? Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You would think Read more »

Testing History.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HIV 1/2, negative. 1st week June, 2005 , same test, negative. 1st week October, 2005, same test, negative. 1st week January 2006, same test, negative. Symptoms started. diarrhea for a few days, and slight lymph node swelling, today it is still in... Read more »