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how accurate is a elisa hiv test 60 days

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
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90%: There's a period of time after a person is infected during which they won't test positive. This is called the “hiv window period.” The window perio ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV testing: No. It is not accurate in any way. It is completely invalid as a test this close to the exposure and an inappropriate test to order for a one time exp ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to get: I always worry when i hear of the prolonged length of time people getting poor health care are worrying about things they do not need to worry about. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
HIV screening: An ELISA is often done as an initial HIV screening test. It is designed to have high sensitivity for most types of HIV in the gene real population, bu ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV Testing: There is absolutely no correct answer to your question. I know you are asking this over and over. Are you hoping for a different answer? Since you co ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes, it is possible: Some people may have a biologically false-positive test for hiv, when tested by elisa. Such people usually have a negative or indeterminate confirmato ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No further testing is needed.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes and No: Healthy people can get a positive screening test for hiv. Screening tests have high sensitivity but not very high specificity. Many issues can cause a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Check western blot or HIV pcr viral load for confirmation.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Likely not: Multiple sclerosis would not cause a false positive HIV elisa test.

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