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Western Blot Indeterminate All Other Tests Negative

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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
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 »

WB Indeterminate 1st test, 2nd test negative (INDETERMINANT WESTERN BLOT)

I am 14 wks pregnant....want to start by saying my son is almost 3 yrs, tetsed negative, been with... Read more »

Elisa test positive, indeterminate result for western blotting, PCR DNA negative

i single and never have intimate relationship before in my life. all my life is tested HIV... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...become more widely available to other test sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful... Read more »
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...HIV negative. I repeated the test five times (home kits) and I was negative. Should I repeat or do an ELISA test? I had a Western blot test about two weeks ago and it came back as "indeterminate with moderate reactivity to p24." The doctor... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot". This is why home test kits cannot tell you if you have HIV infection. The sample you collect must be tested... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...the test is negative, you will know in 15-30 minutes. If it is positive, you will still have to take the standard ELISA and Western Blot tests for confirmation. This is because the SUDS test can occasionally show a false positive result. In other... Read more »
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WHAT GOOD ARE HIV TEST IF THEY DON'T WORK!!

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 »

Indeterminate Western Blot test

Posted by Candi, 1 Reply
...husband approximently six months ago, I got an HIV test done by ELISA and it was positive, then my doctor did not know about the Western Blot test, so I went and had that done and it came back indeterminate. My lab results read as this: Weak... 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 Read more »

GMAN PLEASE ANSWER

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HI GMAN, I TOOK AN HIV TEST ON JUNE 15TH 2005, ELISA CAME BACK POSITIVE, THEN THE WESTERN BLOT CAME BACK INDETERMINATE WITH P24 SHOWING. I HAVE NOT BEEN SEXUALLY ACTIVE IN AT LEAST 7MONTHS MAYBE EVEN A YEAR. I HAVE ONLY Read more »