... 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)
... I've seen a lot of negative articles regarding the DNA PCR exam and how it is not FDA approved as a diagnostic tool for HIV due to costs and too many false positives. ... (4 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)
... Do you know whether the ELISA was considered a "weak positive? ... (8 replies)
... I had some labs done the results came back with a positive ELISA test, but a negative Western Blot. ... (1 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)
... 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. WB indeed is the most specific HIV test if that's what you mean by gold standard then that's correct. ... (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)
... question i tested negative 7,8. ... (9 replies)
... First, if your elisa was negative they should not have done a western blot. They should have stopped at the elisa and told you your result was negative. If the elisa was positive and you had one band show on the western blot chances are good that it is a false positive from cross reacting antibodies. ... (9 replies)
... indicative of western blot test? ... (9 replies)
... test is used to either proove or disproove a reactive or positive elisa test . ... (0 replies)
... a simple bug could create it or its just the test. Personally i would have had another antibody test done at that time. The p24 is often a false reading. To be positive on a WB you would required and least 5 values to be positive, hence why you were not. Even a rapid test will be fine. ... (1 replies)
... I was tested for STDs and HIV as a routine check up. Everything came back negative except the HIV test which was indeterminate. Elisa was positive and Western blot indeterminate. ... (14 replies)
... HIV2 is so rare never in your life time would you meet somone with it,besides that matters not. Look, you had 3 negative tests but still continued to test including one for HIV 2 and you still didnt belive them. ... (41 replies)
... his. I keep thinking that maybe HIV 2 is not so common here because specialists fail to test for it as being a possibility. I keep reading that once people get a negative western blot after a reactive elisa, most dr consider that conclusive and do not require additional tests like the immunoblot, which looks for hiv 2. ... (41 replies)
... Anyways, I was tested at 5 months with an ELISA and western blot back. ... (27 replies)
... Last exposure was sometime in Late January. For some reason my doctor only did the Western Blot. When I asked her why, she said she always does that or HIV. I have learned my lesson and will be much safer in the future. ... (11 replies)
... Also im a bit confused. People only go for a WB is they prove positive by an elisa test. ... (11 replies)