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Western Blot Bands And HIV Infection

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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 rare...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive before a person can be told he or she has tested HIV positive! A positive screening ELISA test and negative confirmatory Western Blot test is considered to be a negative HIV test! (Such was the case with your wife.) One of the common... Read more »


a while back doctor you told me to stop playing russian roulette and i took your advice. i... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Treatment During Primary HIV Infection as a Method of Altering the Epidemic Spread of HIV?

...clinicians may be forced to make clinical judgments based on symptoms and epidemiological considerations. The most sensitive ELISA or Western blot assay, which are relatively inexpensive and readily available, cannot determine antibodies to HIV... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV-2. AIDS 1994;8:S85-S93. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Proposed WHO criteria for interpreting results from Western blot assays for HIV-1, HIV-2, and HTLV-1/HTLV-II. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 1990;65:281-283. Louie M, Louie L,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission Through Transfusion -- Missouri and Colorado, 2008

...contaminated blood components was documented in the United States in 1982. 1 Since then, the risk for transfusion-transmitted HIV infection has been almost eliminated by the use of questionnaires to exclude donors at higher risk for HIV... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
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Posted by help290, 1 Reply
...have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1 negative pcr and lately 1 indeterminate western blot 1 band not sure which one and now the ID doctor wants me to wait a month for another western blot. I have... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...colleagues[10] published a study of 168 "healthy adult volunteers at minimal or no risk" for HIV infection. All were screened via ELISA, Western blot analysis, viral culture, and polymerase chain reaction. None had a positive result in any assay,... Read more »

Such a thing as a false positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was reading through the messages here and I decided to go to the "I just tested Positive" board to see if I could find any more information. I am still trembling. Especially because of the message that reads "there is no such thing as a false... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
One year ago I have venereal disease. After this I had Acute Retroviral Syndrome(fever,petehials rash,nodes,miositis and others). After 3 weeks I passed PCR DNA it was negative, EIA - negative and WB had some stripes such as p25. After 4 months EIA... Read more »