... I am being sent back to the specialist in the New Year the Elisa is still reactive and WB is borderline not sure what that is suppose to mean or if it is the same as indeterminate. ... (9 replies)
... The doctor who told you that you are HIV positive doesn't understand the basic HIV testing protocol. The Western Blot is a confirmation test and you can't be diagnosed HIV positive until you have a positive WB. Indeterminate results happen for many reasons. ... (9 replies)
... Hi I found out I have tested reactive to the Elisa test with inconclusive results on the western blot, when the Dr. phoned me up to tell me I am HIV positive back in 2013 I was in shock. ... (9 replies)
... The specialist reordered 4 wks later the Elisa (reactive again) and WB (inconclusive again) back in 2013 (was not pregnant at the time). My family GP ordered the viral load and pcr test but was not able to have it completed, for some reason they only issue these tests if your WB comes back positive and mine was inconclusive.
That is when the specialist wrote a letter... (9 replies)
... chill out
i looked at a list i have about the reasons that
a false positive will occur and the first thing on the list is
Cross-reactive antibodies to some human leukocyte antigens (HLA) that develop as the result of prior blood transfusion or during pregnancy
seeing that you have been pregnant everytime you have had
a problem with a test tells me...
you have nothing... (9 replies)
... Appointment with specialist is in Feb have to wait a month to see what they have to say... will update when I know more.
Thanks Apollo123 for your information. (9 replies)
... Thank you so much Smit. I also have one more doubt. As I mentioned that we haven't done elisa test. Can we rely only on Western Blot results alone? ... (5 replies)
... Thank you so much Apollo123. I also have one more doubt. As I mentioned that we haven't done elisa test. Can we rely only on Western Blot results alone? ... (5 replies)
... we did western blot test on that girl directly. ... (5 replies)
... Hiya. Well unless you have been exposed to HIV while you have been with your partner then it's quite impossible for you to have HIV as he is HIV negative.
The flu or being pregnant are renowned for creating false positives then alone many other conditions.
If you need peace of mind then see a HIV specialist but this all seems unlikely unless you had a risk on your... (9 replies)
... Well their was a similar if not near identical case here in the last 4 weeks. She kept testing positive had children yet her husband was negative and so were the children.
So do you both have unprotected sex?
Well I have seen cases where somone had tested positive with antibody tests but not fully conclusive on wb tests. It's common with pregnant women, but this where... (9 replies)
... Hi Apollo123,
He had taken it back in 2013 when I was told I was positive and his was negative at the time he has not been tested since should he be retested along with my children? (9 replies)
... Hiya. Your husband has taken HIV tests and tested negative, that's correct yes? (9 replies)
... test is used to either proove or disproove a reactive or positive elisa test . ... (0 replies)
... I happen to know that the blood tests for Lyme disease also use ELISA, PCR and Western Blot for confirmation. Lyme disease is far more common and easy to be infected with, which is where I would be looking for answers if I was in your shoes. ... (10 replies)
... confirmation by western blot to follow. ... (10 replies)
... It turns out I may have been right. As it looks like only a Western Blot test was done. hence why we never got any results from a 1st test. Only the WB results. ... (13 replies)
... On here lab then the only test that shows to be done was a Western Blot test. ... (13 replies)
... I've been married and with the same partner 6 years. I have been 100% monogamous. I donate blood and have a ny blood center donor card. My last donation was July 2012. We decided to start planning a family and I wasn't getting pregnant so I visited a fertility specialist. Before we could start treatment we both had to undergo thorough testing for multiple things - HIV... (1 replies)
... bination of proteins, their results are usually considered to be indeterminate. The exact algorithm for declaring a result indeterminate varies for each specific Western blot test. ... (4 replies)