... The positive test could be down to a false positive, we have seen many here over the years and the procedure is then to take a western blot test for confirmation, you would never be diagnosed on the basis of one antibody test. ... (3 replies)
... I took western blot test on my 58th day again it came as negative.. ... (5 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)
... elisa test was negative. ... (8 replies)
... Ran across this site in a frantic search for information about my test results. I recently went to the dr. just to get a full physical done. ... (9 replies)
... do you mind sharing the result of your first western blot test? ... (3 replies)
... thanks for the reply. Sounds like your western blot test didn't detect any positive bands. ... (9 replies)
... I think I had both test done at the same time. ... (9 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)
... days antibody test came out negative. Since you had tested with western blot i dont think yo have a concern. ... (5 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)
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An intermediate result from a WB is basically undetermined. A Western blot basically looks for bands (Edit: Apollo as listed the bands in his post) if all bands are present then the result is unequivocally positive, if none of the bands are present it is unequivocally negative.... (4 replies)
... already tested negative after 53 days with a 3rd generation ELISA...and have been told that my result should put my fears to rest...but my doctor told me that a Western Blot test would be conclusive after eight weeks, would it be useful or just a waste of time? ... (16 replies)
elisa tests are 2 part
the western blot is one of them (9 replies)
... when a western blot test is done does that mean that an ELISA test has already been done? ... (9 replies)
... and you have had a negative ELISA 3 months or later since you last used, then your test result was a false positive. It shouldn't be long before this is resolved for you but from what you have said I expect it to resolve negative. ... (9 replies)
... false positives are not uncommon with the western blot test
for that reason you shouldn't be freaking out quite yet.
the test is made that if thier is any doubt with it
you will get that result.
you cannot diagnose an infection from your symptoms
so don't take how you are feeling as any sign either way.
from what you have said you should also hold on to the fact
you... (9 replies)
... I don't think anyone will disagree with the doctor on this one. She's a specialist and that's her opinion that you don't have HIV, which makes the most sense especially considering you had an undetectable viral load, im guessing 9-10 weeks post exposure?
You are right for WB you need three distinct lines or bands to be confirmed HIV positive. The proteins that your body... (8 replies)
... ad a slight risk of hiv infection when i slept with a questionable guy. i got tested about a month and a half after and i had a reactive elisa test. so i got the western blot test done and it came back indeterminate with i believe one antibody on it. ... (8 replies)