... as any blood antibody test. Rapid tests are extremely sensitive, and actually can occasionally give false positives. That is why they are always confirmed with a western blot. ... (14 replies)
... So can I rely on the test assuming its correct because I was exposed long ago and I may now in Late stage or in AIDS. or should I need to go further ELISA or Western Blot tests. ... (8 replies)
... also could you please let me know what are considered to be high risk exposures? (10 replies)
... hance that you were actually infected. And you will still need an antibody test to confirm if you test negative. And if you have a false positive, you would need Western Blot confirmatory testing to sort it out, which could take weeks. ... (10 replies)
... Thank you for your reply. I am still quite shaken up by my positive elisa results. With some anxiety relieved from a negative western blot. I hope the western blot is not going to change. Can it do that? ... (4 replies)
... I tested positive and then negative on elisa last week. My doctor had me retest a week later and the result was negative western blot. At that time my doctor also drew the RNA PCR viral load. The results may not be known until next week. ... (4 replies)
... I had some labs done the results came back with a positive ELISA test, but a negative Western Blot. ... (1 replies)
... I took western blot test on my 58th day again it came as negative.. ... (5 replies)
... Thank you for your reply. I hope the western blot cannot become positive. And the PCR RNA viral load tests can take a few weeks. I have not had any exposure in 8 months. Thank you. ... (4 replies)
... WB alone can be often indeterminate in HIV negative patients that's why both tests need to be positive in order to have a positive HIV diagnosis. ... (4 replies)
... Western blot is the gold standard. A negative WB after 8 months means that you don't have HIV. The RNA PCR will be negative. ... (4 replies)
... Hi, how are you doing, and how did your 2nd antibody test come out?
How long has it been since you might have been exposed?
I think if your Western Blot is negative and it's been long enough (at least 3 months), you are *probably* negative.
What does your doctor think? (1 replies)
... I will have to take the test again in 6 weeks. My doctor told me not to worry because my PCR was negative and it is the most sensitive test and detect early infection than other tests... I just don't know what to do anymore... ... (9 replies)
... but my Western Blot test confirmed it was negative. I did a viral load today and won't have the results for another 7 days. ... (2 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)
... Guys, I did a full checkup and all of the known deadly infections tested negative except this Hiv came as "raised value" without stating whether it's positive or negative. ... (10 replies)
... Western blot ended up determinate. ... (10 replies)
... Indeterminate only turns negative for pregnant women and this fact also drives me crazy. ... (10 replies)
... I do not know what is preliminary and detail, but according to the health department of my country they should be ELISA and Western Blot. ... (1 replies)
I m fully convinced with my protected sex, But I am worried abt the unprotected forplay and the ARS symptoms which I gone through..
Can you guys clarify in the case of possible exposure if there is any possibility that my 8th week negative test (Western blot / standard antibodies) will likely to change on my 12th week test.. ??
Also please clarify the ARS... (5 replies)