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False Positive Hiv Test During Pregnancy
HIV: Rare, rare, rare. And confirmatory testing is always done so that this will prove false-positive immediately. ...Read more
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
I am seven months pregnant took an HIV test an it was negative. Does pregnancy affect the HIV result in any way.
Why if it takes six months for HIV to appear in ur body do u take a HIV test so early in pregnancy?
HIV testing: Hiv testing is both for routine and urgent reasons. Any HIV positive mother will get better and appropriate care the earlier their diagnosis is known. The whole goal in that situation is to prepare all prevention so that the baby does not get infected. If there is acute risk then there is a test that can be done 21 days after exposure that can diagnose hiv! ...Read more
Had sex 7 days ago. I went in for an HIV test and a pregnancy test. Could they be accurate or should I recheck next week?
Re-check: According to the legend you are a male so lack of pregnancy did not need to wait for laboratory confirmation. However, if you are a female or asking on behalf of someone.... Both tests are a little early to be definitive. Pregnancy test should be repeated in 1 week and HIV in a few weeks and again at 3 and 6 months. Be safer in the future. Tests and anxiety not worth it. ...Read more
Can healthy individuals get false positive ELISA HIV test? Final question. Does it always mean there's something wrong with someone if they get this.
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 false positive including flu vaccination. Mostly the cause of false positive is not known and it is not because there is anything wrong with the person who gets a false positive test. ...Read more
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 confirmatory test, the western blot. That usually happens because of some antibodies that were directed against other organisms recognizing part of hiv. If there is any question, a qualitative HIV dna pcr may put the question to rest. ...Read more
A friend had hiv test at 6 months last exposure negative,now he had a pos for hiv-2 at 7 months.He also did a pcr at 4 months.can it be false positive?
Probably false pos: HIV-2 is very rare outslide the area of west Africa where it originated (Cameroon), although I don't know about Albania for sure. The PCR should have picked up HIV-2 as well as HIV-1. So your freind's HIV-2 test probably is false positive. He should see an infectious diseases or HIV expert to sort it out. ...Read more
There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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