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What's A Western Blot

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Whats the chances of positive western blot test results actually be a false positive??? (WESTERN BLOT TEST)

i just recently got tested positive with western blot hiv! in all areas that the doctors test for i am reactive in every catagorie!! all 3 of my partners in the last year and a half are all negative but me!! is it possible to be a fauls positive??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, it's possible your Western Blot (WB) test was a false-positive, particularly if this was your only HIV test! WB tests should only be run as a confirmatory test Read more »

Am I ok or what?!? (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)

Hi. I have always had negative hiv tests my whole life, including during a pregnancy in 1998 and... Read more »
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...(efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC) as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and went to an HIV specialist three days later. To my surprise, my Western blot test result came back negative. I didn't tell the specialist I was taking Atripla, but can I just stop... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Porn Actor's HIV Test Results Officially Reported to County

...diagnosis of HIV infection was made Oct. 12. On Tuesday, AIM attorney Karen Tynan said staff were awaiting the results of a Western Blot test from an outside laboratory. By law, health care providers must report confirmed HIV tests to LACPHD... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...usually been done two or more times. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than... 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 »

indeterminate western blot

Posted by help290
...indeterminate western blot means. In the past three years I had 7 antibody test and 1 pcr all negitive then the doctor gave me a western blot test that came back indeterminate,the very next day I got another antibody test at a free clinic that... Read more »

Positive ELISA and Negative Western Blot

Posted by cf1, 1 Reply
...others opinions on my current situation. 3 weeks 4 days---My Doctors---Blood taken from vein in arm---Reactive Elisa---Negative Western Blot 5 weeks 2 days---Home Test----Blood from poke in finger---Non Reactive Elisa 9 weeks 4 days---Home... 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 »