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Western Blot Accuracy After 3 Months

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Western Blot Accuracy

Posted by brainfried, 3 Replies
I have read tons of articles on Elisa testing and all the various rapid tests, but I can't find any information at all on the Western Blot test. From my understanding, the Elisa has a high sensitivity which means you will get some(rarely) false... Read more »

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 »

Indeterminate Western Blot test

Posted by Candi, 1 Reply
Hello,
To get with my question I will start as I went in for what I thought was a routine check up after sepearting from my husband approximently six months ago, I got an HIV test done by ELISA and it was positive, then my doctor did not know about... Read more »

Indeterminate western blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Question - I recently had an indeterminate western blot result. I was told to come back in 6 weeks and test again. What does this mean? Am I infected. I have had heterosexual unprotected sex with couple of times the past year with people I've... Read more »

elisa positive and western blot negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there still a need to go for further test if 2 elisa positive and then negative western blot test. I am not in the risk group. Only some 9 months back I did unprotective oral but safe penetrating with al low risk girl.
I did 2 rapid also but all... Read more »
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inconclusive western blot (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

Elisa was positive, so western blot was done and came back inconclusive, then the same results in a month and then in 3. What does this mean...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is not an uncommon problem. See below.Dr. Bobindeterminate test results (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)Feb 17, 2007 I am a 24 yrs old heterosexual male. About 5 weeks ago I experienced a burring sensation in my urine after having non... Read more »

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 »

What are the chances of HIV in p17 western blot? (INAPPROPRIATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2011)

Sir, I had my two elisa negative tests and a p17 band appear in the Western blot .The test conducted after 4&1/2 month ofpossible exposure .Please help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Yours is yet another case of the Western Blot test being ordered inappropriately. See link below. Your tests indicate you are HIV negative. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

Pregnant, + ELISA, indeterminate western blot (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I saw some threads about this subject - my OB informed me of a positive ELISA test and indeterminate western blot for HIV in my pregnancy bloodwork. He has now drawn more blood to send off for a PCR test. From research I've done, it is really...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,While not "common," I certainly would not consider indeterminate HIV-antibody testing during pregnancy to be "really rare" either! Check out the archives of this forum. There you will find a chapter devoted to... Read more »
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¿Por qué debería hacerse la prueba del VIH? ¿Qué es la prueba de anticuerpos contra el VIH? Elisa Ensayo Western Blot (WB) Ensayo de inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFA) Período ventana ... Read more »