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Accuracy Of Std Tests
This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more
Not reliable enough: 97% of HIV infected individuals will develop antibodies to HIV within 3 months. 3% of HIV patients will take up to 6 months to develop antibodies. Compared to a blood test done in a laboratory Oraquick has an 8% false negative rate. *1 out of every 12 people WITH HIV will be read as negative. The Home Access HIV-1 collection test system which uses a finger stick blood sample is 100% accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the odds of having a faulty HIV test? This includes antigen, PCR RNA tests, and antibody tests.
HIV testing...: 4th gen HIV testing and other tests are all fairly accurate. If there are concerns they can be repeated. If negative results 6 months after concerning exposure it is highly unlikely that results are inaccurate. Talk to your doctor about results if you are concerned and always remember to limit your risks with future sexual encounters: use protection, avoid high risk scenerios ...Read more
Likely OK.: I don't know what your history is but if you had/have a herpes infection, you likely would have noticed skin lesions that could be irritating at some point in time. Many times there can be no symptoms but if you have this there would be some kind of outbreak at some point in time. The tests include tzank prep. Of scrapings that show giant cells, cultures are pos. In 48-96 h, elisa+pcr are great. ...Read more
Can HCV co-infection affect the accuracy of HIV rapid test results? If HIV and HCV antibodies tests are negative at 5 months, are HIV results accurate
It shouldn't: Antibody tests are specific for the antibodies being tested for, so hcv antibodies shouldn't have an effect on HIV antibody tests. If you've tested negative at 5 months, i don't see why those results wouldn't be accurate, but if you want to be sure, you can always wait another 4-6 months and have the HIV test repeated. ...Read more
HIV PCR test: We now consider this rest to be 100% accurate by day fourteen. ...Read more
Not for diagnosis: It's very useful for monitoring the response to hiv, and it's accurate to diagnose or rule out acute HIV infection in someone with symptoms, but for simply diagnosing HIV infection, the HIV serology (antibody test) is better. That's because people who aren't infected can have false positive RNA tests, and people who are positive can have false negative RNA test. ...Read more
What is the testing window for chlamydia and gonorrhea with the chlamydia/gonorrhea NAA test? 26 days post exposure this test was negative. Accurate?
Unlikely: All tests are subject to prior probability( the likelihood of a condition before any tests) and a refined probability, modified by test results. That being said the HIV eia test is among the most accurate in medicine, and when confirmed by a western blot, approaches 100% dr ted butler. ...Read more
Very accurate: The elisa assay is one of the longest standing tests for antibodies to hiv. Positive results must be confirmed using western blot or other tests. If negative at 3 wks you should be retested at 3 and 6 months to be absolutely certain, but those latter tests are rarely positive if the 3 wk test was negative. Be safe. Have only protected sex until both partners assuredly negative, and monogamous. ...Read more
Which HIV tests are considered genetic?what the meaning of genetic test?is HIV DNA PCR a genetic test?and what type of test can detect all HIV types?
Here are some ...: In the US, whatever approved by its FDA & marketed is considered to be reasonably safe, effective, & accurate although some frauds may still exist. But in comparison, that is best we can come by due to its highest transparency; of course, nothing is perfect and behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know. So, NAAT testing is good enough for daily use. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
What is the accuracy of HIV testing (antibody and antigen) 6 weeks post PEP? I had all tests (Neg) including the pcr rna test at 22 days post pep.
HIV testing & RNA: Read the CDC updated recommendations on HIV testing. The rationale for this test being available is that HIV RNA is detectable in plasma before antibodies. A safe approach is to be tested after the eclipse period after potential exposure when no RNA nor antibodies to HIV can be detected. The RNA test is effective around 10 days after infection but seroconversion to antibodies may take 3 months. ...Read more
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