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What Is A Hiv Western Blot Test Error

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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 »

RUSSIAN ROULETTE AND GOOD KARMA (WESTERN BLOT TESTS , 2009)

a while back doctor you told me to stop playing russian roulette and i took your advice. i... 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 »
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 »
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. Food and Drug Administration

New Ways to Prevent and Treat AIDS

...number of ELISA test results are nonspecific or falselypositive, the standard procedure uses a second, more specific test -- the Western blot test -- to validate the positive results from ELISAtesting. The Coulter test, which is used in addition... Read more »
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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 »

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 Read more »

How much more sensitive is EIA than Western Blot?

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

INFORMATION ABOUT ELISA TESTS

Posted by Anonymous
...of low-risk blood donors showed that only 13% of those with repeatedly positive ELISA tests were shown to be HIV-positive by Western blot testing.[1] Thus, the ELISA test generates false-positives, but false-negatives occur exceedingly rarely.... Read more »