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Western Blood For Hiv Screening

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Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks' ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Western Blot tests should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, due to the possibility of false-positive or... Read more »

hiv mpx test TaqScreenMPX (Taq SCREEN MPX for HIV, 2010)

dr bob, . i just came from chicago and took the hiv mpx test. so i will let you know the result... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the most common forms of HIV and hepatitis, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. The test is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Western Countries Should "Show Compassion" for Libyan Children Infected With HIV, Libyan Prime Minister Says

Western countries criticizing the death sentences of six Bulgarian health care workers and a Palestinian doctor accused of intentionally infecting more than 400 children in Libya with HIV through contaminated blood products should "show compassion"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Globe and Mail Examines New Methods for Screening Volunteers for HIV Vaccine, Other Clinical Trials in Africa

Toronto's Globe and Mail on Thursday examined efforts to develop new measurements for screening the blood of volunteers in Africa for vaccine trials for HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis. According to the ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: Abbott Recalls Some HIV Blood Screening Tests

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that Abbott Laboratories has recalled some HIV blood tests after customers complained of "calibration failures." Approved by FDA almost a year ago, the Prism HIV O Plus test is used by laboratory... Read more »
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Western Blot Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have just been told by my doctor that my screen test for HIV came back positive but the Western Blot Test was indeterminate. Does anyone know what my chances are of having this "False Positive" turn out to be nothing? I have already had blood... Read more »

Screening and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Accuracy of Screening Tests

The initial screening test to detect antibodies to HIV is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Commercially available EIAs use antigens from whole disrupted virus (first generation), recombinant viral proteins (second... Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial... Read more »

oral swab test - elisa + western blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know about this oral swab test they give at free clinics? Are they as sensitive as a real blood test? The test consists of an oral thing you hold against your gums for awhile, and then they do 2 elisa screens on it, followed by a western... Read more »