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What is the most accurate type of HIV test?

What is the most accurate type of HIV test?

Serology: A standard serology (elisa, with western blot confirmation of positive results). ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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I did 4th Generation HIV test after around 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15 weeks of an exposure. Is this 100% conclusive? can i get back safely to my wife

Sero-conversion: The whole concept of delayed sero-conversion dates back to old & sloppy tests. PCR testing now will show virus in the blood with or without antibodies. If you need to cling to the old adages...at 6 months..99.99% of the population will have developed antibodies after an exposure..thus the 6 month window. I believe a colleague of mine Lyssette Cardona, MD is in Dubai..she's one of the best!! ...Read more

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I had an unprotected sex with a suspected HIV patient and i went for HIV test 1week later the result shows am negative those it mean am free from hiv?

I had an unprotected sex with a suspected HIV patient and i went for HIV test 1week later the result shows am negative those it mean am free from hiv?

No.: Incubation period of HIV can vary from several weeks to several years, some say as many as 10 years. You will need periodic testing for a while. Ask your doctor for exact recommendation. ...Read more

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I did an ELISA HIV test at 80 days mark. The result was negetive. How reliable is it? Can i be free f fears? Can 10 days differences make difference?

I did an ELISA HIV test at 80 days mark. The result was negetive. How reliable is it? Can i be free f fears? Can 10  days differences make difference?

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. If you really feel you got exposed to HIV you must get the HIV RNA viral test. This will be 100% accurate from 21 days after the exposure. Any physician prolonging your agony is not serving you well. ...Read more

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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?

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?

HIV Paranoia: One there was no medical or scientific need for this much testing. It is bizarre to be this worried. But, there is absolutely no way that you have HIV in the above scenario. Please take your life back and move on. ...Read more

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I went to get a free HIV test the one they swab your mouth it came out negative but as the tester picked the tub up waste on hands risk for HIV or std

I went to get a free HIV test the one they swab your mouth it came out negative but as the tester picked the tub up waste on hands risk for HIV or std

No risk, don't worry: There has never been a case of HIV or any STD that was transmitted in a clinic or doctor's office, or that resulted from being tested for HIV. Although of course the health worker should not handle garbage and then touch patients, HIV and STDs are not the kinds of infections that would result. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Non reactive HIV test?

Non reactive HIV test?

Negative: It means that is negative, in other words: you were not exposed to the HIV virus, unless you are in the "window period". It would be good to know what type of test you had to tell you more about it. ...Read more

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Is 8 weeks HIV test enough?

No: Current recommendations include testing for antibodies at three and six months as well for the rare individual who does not immediately develop measurable antibody titers. If you wish to pay for it you can be tested negative (or positive) immediately by checking for HIV rna. ...Read more

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1.0 A POSITIVE TO HIV TEST?

1.0 A POSITIVE TO HIV TEST?

Probably not: There are at least 20 different HIV blood tests in use around the world, with different cut-off values for positive results. For most or all, 1.0 is negative. Since you know the specific number, you must have a written report; it should provide that information for your test. If it does not, or if you don't understand it, contact the doctor, clinic or laboratory where the test was done. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Oldson
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Hiv Test (Definition)

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more