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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 period can be from 9 days to 3-6 months, depending on the person's body and on the HIV-test that's used. ...Read more
Got tested for hiv1 DNA qualitative test 45 days and hiv1n 2 ELISA test 3 months after last exposure all came back negative do i have to do more tests?
6 month: One more test at 6 months would confirm ...Read more
Anti-DNA antibodies: Simple blood tests can be performed to test for anti-dna antibodies. Usually the screen is started with a basic ANA test which can then be followed with more specific antibody testing to determine if a specific disease can be identified. Of course, symptoms must also correlate since we do not simply provide diagnosis based on lab findings. ...Read more
Low risk exposure.Tested with the p24 antigen on week 1,3, 4 weeks and DNA hiv pcr at week 6 all negative.4 months elisa and negative.Conclusive?
It's 1.10 years since my last risk. I tested HIV -ve in ELISA, WestBlot, p24, HIV Proviral-DNA PCR.Now, i got small lump in left armpit. should i test?
I'm not worried: A single guy with a social life does well to get checked for HIV yearly just as a courtesy to those who he may date during the year to come. But I'm not worried about the lymph node. That can be from a hangnail or a blister or scratch working on your car motor. Remember "your last risk" as a time when you shared love, treasure it and learn, and love safely and well. ...Read more
Is a negative HIV ELISA (eia) test, and dna/pcr test at 5 months conclusive? ...Even if symptoms persist, leaky gut, enteritis, white tongue, etc...
You're fine: Please forgive my frankness. You already know from your reading on the internet that your nucleic acid test is proof that you're not infected. And you say you haven't had unprotected sex. Your are doing yourself a disservice by reading internet junk. "leaky gut" is scientifically discredited. Lots of folks have white junk on their tongue -- tried dental flossing it off? Read about somatization. ...Read more
What is the difference between an ANA and ELISA test? I tested high positive for one and negative for the other. Please explain in simplest terms. TY!
I had negative 4th generation (ELISA + p24 a ntigen) at 30 days after high risk, no symptoms, is this conclusive? Do I need retest at 3 month?
My HIV test negative high risk exposure with sex worker after 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 15, 11, 15, 16, 18 months elisa, pcrrna test negative after 8 months, am i free?
What does a high positive ELISA but negative ANA mean for a Lupus Screening? How are they different and how can 1 be positive and one negative?
ANA: 1. ELISA is an immunoassay used to screen for ANA (high sensitivity, relatively low specificity). Can have false positive even with high titer. 2.If ELISA positive, usually a confirmation test will follow. Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Assay (IFA) is more specific test used as a golden standard to detect ANA. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Blood tests show inflammation, ELISA tested pos., WB tested Neg. Blood gas tested high, all other test normal, normal MRI. Swelling, dizzy, weak, numb?
21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?
Possible vasculitis: I would have an ANCA panel checked, especially with you saying you're having hematuria and proteinuria. There are a few conditions we refer to as pulmonary renal syndromes and they are all a type of vasculitis. Some of the names are Wegener's and Goodpasture's. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
I had a protected sex with sex-worker.After 16days the test:
can i be sure? The accuracy?
HIV PCR (-) at 2 wks and 4 months, Elisa 4thGen Ab/Ag (-) at 1,2,3,4 and 5 months, Ab immunochromatographic (-) at 6 months. Conclusive? or more test?
With todays ultra sensitive modern ELISA tests, what use is the western blot for hiv? A few months ago i received a weakly reactive cmia HIV ag/ab test, a 4th generation HIV combo test, and this was followed by a negative western blot and a negative p24 t
False-positives: Screening tests are designed to be highly sensitive so they don't miss anyone with the disease. However, they can be so sensitive that they occasionally give a false-positive result. That is, the test appears positive for someone without the disease. The western blot, being time consuming and extra cost, is only used to make sure a positive is really a positive. Talk with your doc for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer