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Gen 4 Hiv Test
Need details: A single nucleic acid test after the interval during which this becomes positive is proof enough that you are not infected. You're young. I trust you'll play safe from now on, and if you continue to have obsessive thoughts that you have become infected, sit down with your physician or someone who's trained in helping you get back into control of these unwanted and unhelpful thoughts. ...Read more
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
Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?
NOT STD: As you have been told this is not an STD. But, it could be an infectious disease. That list is hundreds of possibilities long and will include testing for lymphoma, leukemia, other blood cell cancers, and all of the possible non-STD infectious diseases. It is time to sign off of the internet and to see your doctor for the appropriate testing or infectious disease consultation. ...Read more
Why PCR isnt good test for HIV diagnosis? Is it high Cost or low Accuracy?
PCR RNA is better or DNA @ 6 mnth?
Neg 3 DNA & 1 RNA PCR are 100% accurate?
Fingered with 1day old superficial cut on finger.43daysimmunochromatograohy,49days CMIA antibody,53&57days DUO CMIA P24 all negative.Further test req?
Laceration: Not sure why you listed all of the blood tests. If you are immunocompromised for any reason (cancer treatment, chronic infection like HIV, or TB, or other chronic illness) an seemingly simple laceration can pose a risk of infection. Treatment superficial cut should include cleaning the wound daily with soap and water and coverage with an appropriate bandage. IF redness develops seek treatment. ...Read more
Oroquick: There are no tests that are foolproof and which do not have some percentages of false negative results. If you have had a potential exposure to HIV you should go and be tested using the 4th generation antibody testing techniques, or if you can afford it, get pcr for HIV rna. Suspect it will be negative, but better safe than sorry. ...Read more
05/05/2016 Siemens Advia Centaur hep C antibody result positive.08/10/2016 Abbott Architect (cmia) hep C antibody result negative.Who is telling truth?
It's not really: a question of truth telling. No test is perfect: the proteins and reactants used in each test will respond to an individual's blood/biologic material, potentially, in a different way. Falsely positive or falsely negative results are not very unusual. You need to decide on a confirmatory strategy with your doctor. Retesting is necessary and an expert can help you weigh the evidence to decide result ...Read more
HC worker. 1992 Hep B vac, 2004 titer & booster. 2012 labs hep B neg. Labs done last wk; now told that Hep B test is positive?? How can this be?
The vaccine worked: Lab tests aren't perfect and sometimes can be wrong. Or maybe the negative result was from the wrong kind of test. Vaccination makes hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) positive. Tests for surface antigen (HBsAg) or core antibody (HBcAb) remain negative. Most important, you can be sure you are immune and protected by the vaccine -- so no worries. ...Read more
I had the following test results- what do they mean? Rfactor -7, ANA choice screen - positive, rnp antibody- 2.0, DNA da antibody 5
I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination. This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?
Yes: That sounds like lab error. Your hbsab would provide immunity; i'm assuming yoru hbcab (core) is negative; i wouldn't worry, talk to your doctor about a retest if you are concerned, but even if you were infected, there is no reason for treatment at this time. ...Read more
Hiv rapid test in week 3, ab HIV test in week 7 , ab HIV test in month 5 and 1 week(22weeks), after last oral sex with a cut on lower lip, ideas?:-(
No HIV, right?: I take it that the HIV tests did not show you to be infected. You're good. Learn from this experience -- as i've learned from my many choices, good and bad. Love wisely. It's not worth the transient pleasure / thrill to have these months of worry. Perhaps you can even save this side of life, which should be wonderful, for that one special person. What a fine gift to give yourself & your partner. ...Read more
Received a combination (non-specific) HSV i/ii test from labcorp with 1.0h result. Paperwork says equivocal, but doctor says positive. Accurate?
Need more info: Ask your dr if she thinks you should repeat the test. ...Read more
Hiv test came negative after 62 nd 84 days with tridot method of HIV .My activity was received blowjob from unknwn status of person.Can i rely on this?
1.Toxo IgM 0.68 positive-igg 141.6 positive. 2.Toxo IgM 0.70 positive-igg 134.4 positive 3.Toxo IgM 0.79 negative-igg 1513.00 positive avidity70% grey?
See details: None of those result indicate active infection. They all indicate previous exposure. ...Read more
H.pylori blood test IGG positive and IGM negative. I didn't treat h.pylori before the test. do I have h.pylori?
Hard to know: I believe that the prevalence of H. pylori is much higher in Phnom Penh than in most of the United States. Without knowing any specifics about the test that was used, I suspect the positive predictive value is high considering your location. This is increased given your history of gastritis. Treatment is straightforward and effective and should be considered. ...Read more
Results: Hep C quant. : 2,802,680
HCV log10: 6.448. Reflex to genotype was unable to determine genotype even though there was sufficient HCV RNA?
Hepatitis C virus: Sometimes it's not possible to determine the genotype of this virus, which thus makes the expected response to treatment more uncertain. This is a 'slippery virus' -there are 11 major genotypes (designated 1-11), and many subtypes (a, b, c, etc.) A hepatologist (GI subspecialist) or an ID doctor who works with Hep C patients can help you. You'll need an established relationship for treatment... ...Read more
I had an HIV test 11 weeks and 5 days after unprotected sex. Can i consider my negative conclusive ? Done bcuz of chlamydia diagnoses in time frame.
Repeat it in 3 m...: After exposed to hiv-infected, HIV test should be repeated in 3 months if the initial test is done less than 3 months after exposure. So, repeat once in 3 months. If still in doubt, contact doctor for detailing... Note: practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will help anyone to live a long happy life. And remember: nothing is free but comes with a price. Best wish... ...Read more
How many days after unprotected sex is Chlamydia urine test accurate? (I tested after 12 days and negative result am I safe?)
One week: after would be accurate. You could also have vaginal culture. ...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 (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