Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Western Blot Bands And HIV Infection

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Eliza positive 3x, western blot negative, bands counted-negative, why...

I have had an HIV test taken on two seperate occasions where the initial test was positive, but the confirmatory tests indicated no HIV infection. My last pregnancy I was really sick, They did a test and again at first it showed up positive. At...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Pregnancy is but one of several medical conditions that could result in a positive screening antibody test, but a negative HIV western blot and hence no HIV infection.... Read more »

You asked what bands showed on my western blot

In my previous post, which you answered today (5/20), you said it would be helpful to know what... Read more »

inconclusive western blot (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

Elisa was positive, so western blot was done and came back inconclusive, then the same results in a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The "Elastic Band" Circumcision Device That Could Reduce HIV Infection Rate by 60%

The World Health Organization has approved the PrePex circumcision device, a new nonsurgical method of male circumcision that uses an elastic band. The technique did not involve general anesthesia and was believed to be safer than surgery. The New... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

And the Band Plays On

HIV has forced me to separate the bull from the shit, make priorities, get real. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Meanwhile, back at the ranch -- the USA Not OK Corral -- gay men in the land of milk and honey continue to go hungry in the domestic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Increase in Overseas Acquired HIV Infections Among Heterosexual People in Western Australia

A recent increase in the number of heterosexually acquired HIV infections among non-Aboriginal persons has been noted in Western Australia (WA) but not in other jurisdictions of the country, the authors wrote. In this study, they set out to describe... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mortality From HIV and TB Co-Infections Is Higher in Eastern Europe Than in Western Europe and Argentina

Noting that TB "is a leading cause of death in HIV-infected patients worldwide," the study authors aimed to evaluate clinical characteristics and outcomes of 1,075 consecutive patients diagnosed with HIV/TB from 2004 to 2006 in Europe and Argentina.... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other... Read more »

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 »