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What Is A Reflex Western Blot Hiv Test

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question (ELISA WITH REFLEX WESTERN BLOT)

Dr.Bob On an elisa test I had recently it said "with reflexes" what does this mean?Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,That means if the ELISA is reactive (positive) a confirmatory Western Blot will be performed. However, if the ELISA is negative the Western Blot would not be done, as it would not be indicated. In other words the confirmatory test is done... Read more »

Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both... Read more »

What are the chances of HIV in p17 western blot? (INAPPROPRIATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2011)

Sir, I had my two elisa negative tests and a p17 band appear in the Western blot .The test... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Prueba del VIH

¿Por qué debería hacerse la prueba del VIH? ¿Qué es la prueba de anticuerpos contra el VIH? Elisa Ensayo Western Blot (WB) Ensayo de inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFA) Período ventana ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

"In 2001, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was initiated in western Kenya," explained the authors of the current study, which sought to describe the design, implementation, and evolution of the program. Patient data were analyzed for reasons,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Blot" On U.S. HIV/AIDS Leadership Removed

A "blot" on U.S. HIV/AIDS leadership "ended last month when President [Barack] Obama lifted the prohibition "that kept HIV-positive foreigners from visiting the U.S. or seeking residency, according to a Washington Post editorial . "The process for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Western Cape Premier Helen Zille Claims Success for HIV Raffle

Some critics blasted the effort as "cheap publicity" and a waste of resources, but early results indicate a cash raffle helped boost HIV testing in Western Cape province. "Preliminary indications are the incentive scheme significantly increased the... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Indeterminate Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a routine HIV test done two weeks ago. The result was indeterminate. I am not a "high risk" individual. My last sexual contact was vaginal sex, unprotected, about 90 days ago with a good friend who claims to be clean. I have only been with two... Read more »