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Author Topic: Positive ELISA & Negative Western Blot.  (Read 4043 times)

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Offline Zen_Muster

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Positive ELISA & Negative Western Blot.
« on: October 28, 2007, 12:52:33 AM »
I had got sick with a bunch of symptoms: fever, headache, nausea, sore throat, splotchy rash all over my chest and stomach, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and aches in my legs. I was alarmed when I saw a list of 20 or so "Acute Infection" symptoms I had had just about all of them.

My girlfriend and I went to get an STD test and her test was negative but mine had a positive ELISA and negative Western Blot. The last time I had sex with another person was 3-4 months prior to getting sick, before the monogomous relationship I have been in for a few months.

It sounds like a false positive, but something concerns me. I read that the time in between infection and ARS can be as long as 10 months.
http://www.prn.org/html/authorized/download/hecht_v5n4.pdf

It seem that if I got it from my current girlfriend, her test would be positive or indeterminate at the time we testes. should I repeat the test?

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Re: Positive ELISA & Negative Western Blot.
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 05:09:40 AM »
Zen,

A positive ELISA plus a negative Western Blot equals hiv negative if the tests have been preformed three months or more after your last incident of unprotected anal or vagainal intercourse.

Late seroconversion is only a consideration when the person has an immune system already severely compromised through chemotherapy for cancer, anti-rejection drugs following organ transplant or injecting street drugs, every day, for YEARS. Unless you fall into one of these catagories, you are hiv negative.

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Offline Zen_Muster

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Re: Positive ELISA & Negative Western Blot.
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007, 05:01:29 AM »
What about the sensitivity of ELISA compare to Western Blot at detecting early infection?
That article said "The time from exposure to the onset of symptoms is usually two to four weeks, but the incubation may be as long as 10 months in some cases". Does that mean somebody might not show symptoms of the disease until 10 months. Doesn't a positive test follow the symptoms of ARS? So how can it be 10 months?

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Re: Positive ELISA & Negative Western Blot.
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007, 05:11:45 AM »
Zen_Muster, searching the web and posting on multiple forums is going to get different answers.  You are HIV negative. The WB always trumps the ELISA test.

 


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