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Western Blot Blood Test For Herpes

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false positive Elisa

I was date raped a year ago. I took a HIV test at 60 and 90 days and both came out negative. At 71/2 months I took another test because I came down with genital herpes. The HIV test at 71/2 months was a reative Elisa and a negative western blot. So...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A reactive ELISA and negative Western Blot test is considered to be a negative HIV test. ELISAs can be reactive for a variety of reasons other than HIV causing false positive Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your culture is negative (which means it does not show HSV). A blood test called type-specific test can tell whether you are infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. The type-specific test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

...immunosorbent assay (Focus Diagnostics HerpeSelect HSV-1,HSV-2 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay IgG). Equivocal samples were repeated; Western blot was used to resolve any discrepant results. In all, 629 HIV-positive patients took part.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
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Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF 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 »

TESTING INFO

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...(Remeber these test are done for diagnostic purposes) Any RESULTS must be confirmed with a ELISA, and if ELISA Positive, a Western Blot test. Western Blot test (WB) - This is the test used to actually diagnose HIV. If you have a Reactive... Read more »

How much more sensitive is EIA than Western Blot?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
At detecting early infection? Read more »