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Blood Test Hiv
What does it mean for blood test - HIV serology - last test equivocal. I have only had 4 partners. Is this usual and what could be the issue?
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Is a HIV blood test hiv-1/0/2 antibioties test conclusive after 4th months past exposure? It came out negative also took two oraquixk at home negativ
No: It is recommended that you test also at 24weeks which would be 6months. Rarely does the test become positive after this but on a few occasions seroconversion had taken up to a year to occur. Get a counselor knowledgeable about the disease to talk to. This will help your anxiety level and use adequate protection in future ...Read more
Doctor, i tested negative on 5 week ELISA blood test (hiv), enough to prove me HIV free? Seriously until this moments i'm very worries and sacre
HIV Honesty: It could be assumed good that a new special someone willing to do a blood test for HIV and (while they are at it) herpes i ; ii, but the results will only be known when the tests come back. You cannot tell if people have HIV or herpes by looking at them, as they might not even know themselves. With herpes, you can have only one breakout but are still infected (and can infect others) for life. ...Read more
Hepatitis: Although not technically incurable i would not want to take any chances with hep b or c which may be sexually transmitted. Otherwise all the diseases are curable. ...Read more
One sample, 2 tests: One blood sample can be tested for both. The lab does different tests for each infection. ...Read more
After you take a blood test for HIV and test negative will they call you or if you test positive will they call you?
Negative blood test for hiv. Possible that it hit window of seroconversion. How often do you see false negatives after 1-2 months?
Never in my career: False negative HIV means there is infection but the antibody test is negative. The situations where this occurs have to do with the timing of the test or continued risky behavior where a person is infected within days after the test. The home kits that use oral fluid are false negative 1 out of 12, according to cdc website on HIV testing. The blood test done at the right time is very accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurate for 3 week blood test on HIV and std? If positive or negative isn't it 100%? Do i need to test anymore? Still waiting for results
Let me explain: Standard antibody HIV testing can have two stages. The most commonly used initial screening test is either an enzyme immune assay (eia) or the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa). If the eia/elisa test is negative, no additional testing is done. If the eia/elisa screening test is positive, that result must be confirmed with a more specific test called "western blot.". ...Read more
Hi. I had unprotected sex with a guy. I went 30 days after exposure and got a blood test for hiv and syphilis they came back - Should I trust this ?
Retest at 3&6 months: For HIV, it can take up to 6 months after exposure to develop the antibodies that are detected by the test. So retesting is recommended usually at 3 and 6 months post-exposure. For syphilis, antibodies can take several weeks to be produced, so again, if you are concerned, another retest in the future may be indicated. Testing for other STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea is recommended also. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
6 months into a relationship i had a blood test for hiv. If it was negative and I have no other partners since(married him)is it necessary to retest?
See below: These are two different tests that have to be ordered individually. ...Read more
How accurate is a 6 week oraquick HIV result and a 7 week blood test for HIV/HEP c both negative? should i still be worried?
HIV testing: You have tested way too soon for either of these tests to be valid. You must be at least twelve weeks past exposure for these tests. ...Read more
When dr orders "serious infection" blood test like hiv, does lab secretly take personal info from blood - like your DNA / gene info to identify you?
HIV paranoia: I appreciate your question. It reminds me of the days i began getting HIV tests after my cousin died in utah in 1984 from HIV after a blood transfusion. I was sure that just being around her had someone how made me more susceptible. But, of course the answer to your question is no. There is no such test that a lab would do. There is also no interest in the lab about identifying you in any way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you are at risk for HIV and then need to drink soon afterward, it makes me wonder if at age 18 that you are making lifestyle choices that might not be in your best long term interest. However there is no immediate risk to drinking a few hours after a blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a blood test for HIV, syphillis and gonerrhea and the results were negative, would they report herpes if it was found in the blood stream?
Had unprotected sex with sex worker 20 years ago but blood test is HIV negative to this day.Now have have family and all have bad allergy and skin rash. Do you think this is related?
Not likely related : If you mean by allergies - seasonal allergies to pollen, mold, pet dander, etc there that tends to run in families and cannot be "caught" from another person. Skin rashes like eczema often accompanies people with allergies and are common. Again, not contagious. Take care! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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